Senators urge DOJ to protect journalists

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Senators Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Cory Booker, D-N.J., Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., Jon Ossoff, D-Ga., and Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., sent a letter last week to Attorney General Merrick Garland about codifying specific protections for journalists. The senators urged the DOJ to protect the critical First Amendment rights of journalists covering demonstrations, protests and other protected activities — protections that the Ninth Circuit has already affirmed.

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