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Judge Rules CNN’s Jim Acosta Must be Granted Previous Press Credentials

A win for journalistic freedom…as the saga continues.

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On Friday, a federal judge ruled that the White House needs to restore the previous press credentials of Jim Acosta, a correspondent from CNN, becoming a major win for news organizations and journalists alike. , Acosta’s press pass was revoked earlier this month after a heated exchange at a news conference with President Donald Trump.

Judge Timothy Kelly, who is a Trump appointee, stated that the White House had violated Acosta’s Fifth Amendment right to due process by suspending his press badge without explanation or any appeal from CNN, whereas earlier in the week, CNN and Acosta filed an emergency motion to have Acosta’s press pass immediately reinstated.

According to CNBC, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders stated “Today, the court made clear that there is no absolute First Amendment right to access the White House. In response to the court, we will temporarily reinstate the reporter’s hard pass. We will also further develop rules and processes to ensure fair and orderly press conferences in the future,” Sanders said. “There must be decorum at the White House.”

CNN released a statement via Twitter, and there has been an outpouring of support from other media organizations and the ACLU.

 

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Erin Whitten is currently CMN's Senior Correspondent and is currently a student at Arizona State University majoring in Mass Communications and Media Studies.

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