Gutterman Weighs in on Lawsuit Between The Post Standard and OCC
First Amendment expert and director of Newhouse’s Tully Center for Free Speech, Roy Gutterman, recently shared thoughts on the legality of the Post Standard’s lawsuit against Onondaga Community College over access to information. Simply put, he says the paper is in the right.
“This is textbook First Amendment doctrine of the press being a watchdog, a guard dog and the eyes and ears of the public,” he told WAER Radio. “It’s important to reiterate there’s a pretty important underlying issue that this basketball coach got involved in here. And the fact that the public doesn’t know how government officials are dealing with this sort of controversy is an important issue.”