An impressive group of media and open government entities from Louisiana and around the world, led by the Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press, have moved to file a brief amici curae in support of an appeal the firm is prosecuting on behalf of The Advocate.
Read the amici brief here.
The case involves an Advocate reporter’s attempt to unseal the amount of a settlement paid from public funds to the family of a man who allegedly shot himself while in police custody in Iberia Parish. The district court in Lafayette found that the privacy interest of the man’s minor child outweighed that of the public’s right to know the amount of the settlement. The Advocate appealed that ruling to the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and filed its brief in January.
Read the Brief SNW Filed on behalf of The Advocate: Advocate Brief – Bradley v. Ackal
The Firm is humbled by the support of our colleagues and proud to represent The Advocate and other organizations that fight for open, better and accountable government.