Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Arrest of Documentary Filmmaker in House of Representatives

As the NYT reports, the filmmaker Josh Fox whose documentary “Gasland” raised questions about "fracking," was escorted from a House of Representatives subcommittee hearing today and given a misdemeanor citation. 

Gasland-poster

Although Fox shouted this "is a public hearing!” and “I’m being denied my First Amendment rights,” the subcommittee members had voted to exclude Fox and his camera crew for lacking proper media credentials.

A video of the hearing, sans any arrests, is available here.

For ConLawProfs teaching First Amendment this semester, this could be the basis for an interesting in-class discussion or problem.

RR

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