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Police, Protests and Press Coverage

Tuesday October 02

  • By: Council for Court Excellence, Georgetown University Law Center, State Justice Institute
  • Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • Location:
    Georgetown University Law Center
    Hart Auditorium
    600 New Jersey Avenue, NW DC, 2nd Street entrance
    Washington, DC
  • Contact:
    Peter Willner
    Council for Court Excellence
    (202) 785-5917
  • Website:

Come hear an expert panel discuss a hypothetical real-life scenario involving these issues:

What are the limits of press coverage of a protest occurring on courthouse grounds? Or in the courthouse itself? Under what circumstances can a press photographer's camera and/or memory card be confiscated by law enforcement? What are the limits of press coverage or photography when a police officer gives a legitimate order to move? And more!

The panel will be moderated by Patrick Madden of WAMU and includes:

  • Chief Judge Royce Lamberth, US District Court for DC
  • Mary McCord, US Attorney's Office for DC
  • Arthur Spitzer, ACLU of the Nation's Capital
  • Mickey Osterreicher, National Press Photographers Association
  • Chief Cathy Lanier, DC Metropolitan Police Department
  • Fred D'Ambrosi, WUSA-TV

The program is free and open to the public.

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