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“Bees do have a smell, you know, and if they don’t they should, for their feet are dusted with spices from a million flowers.”

― Ray Bradbury,
Dandelion Wine

Colored Pencil on Paper
by ‎Jeanette Winther Vestergaard‎,
“Bee on Lavender”


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PEN America Suing Trump Over First-Amendment Violations

PEN America filed suit last week against Donald Trump, asserting that he has violated the First Amendment by “using the powers of the federal government to retaliate against journalists and media outlets he finds objectionable.”

The complaint, which PEN America filed in United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, seeks to have the court not only declare that Trump’s retaliation violated the First Amendment, but also prohibit the president from ordering any employee or government agency to take any action against the press “in retaliation for coverage the President views as hostile.”

In its complaint, PEN America points to several incidents that it believes were meant to pressure and intimidate journalists, reporters and other members of the press, as well as the media companies for which they worked.

Among those incidents: the Department of Justice’s antitrust enforcement against the merger of Time Warner, CNN’s parent company, and AT&T, after the president made “credible threats” to retaliate against CNN over negative coverage; Trump’s executive order to the Postal Service that led to USPS announcing proposed rate increases for the parcel service used by Amazon, in response to negative coverage of Trump that appeared in the Washington Post, owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos; Trump’s various threats to revoke White House press credentials as well as the removal of a White House correspondent from a press event; and threats to revoke broadcast licenses of certain television stations.

“We have grown sadly accustomed to near-daily attacks by President Trump on the media, but when his speech crosses the line into retaliatory actions or credible threats of reprisal against critics, the President’s actions are not only egregious but also unconstitutional,” said Suzanne Nossel, CEO of PEN America. “At a time when hostility toward the press has fostered a climate of threats and even violence, it is essential for courts to step in and affirm the role of the First Amendment and free press in our democracy.”

Novelist and PEN America president Jennifer Egan said: “PEN America has long risen to the defense of writers around the world who face peril for expressing themselves. With journalism under unprecedented attack from the White House, we feel compelled to fight back.”

PEN America is being represented in this case by the nonpartisan nonprofit Protect Democracy as well as the Yale Law School Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic. More information about the case can be found here, and the complaint can be read in full here.

Reprinted from Shelf Awareness; visit them HERE.

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