Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Federal Judge: Press Can Cover Imams' Case Against Airline

U. S. District Judge Ann Montgomery has refused to limit media coverage of the upcoming lawsuit against U. S. Air by several imams whom the airline removed from a flight from Minneapolis to Phoenix, after other passengers observed what they thought was suspicious behavior. The plaintiffs' attorney objected to media coverage, saying he thought it has so far been slanted against his clients. Judge Montgomery responded by saying that the public has a First Amendment right to receive information about the case. Read more here. Here is the original complaint filed in U. S. District Court.

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