// 5/14/17 //
A reporter in West Virginia was arrested after persistently questioning Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price about the AHCA (NYT, The Hill).
- The ACLU called the arrest an assault on the First Amendment, saying “[w]e need journalists to be able to challenge and question public officials”.
- Debra Cassens Weiss also reported on the incident (ABA Journal).
- Sharona Coutts spoke with the reporter, who claims that the charges alleged in the criminal complaint against him are trumped up (Rewire).
Stephen Colbert’s controversial comments about President Trump are protected under the First Amendment, argues Brian Hauss (ACLU).