Letter from NPPA's general counsel Mickey Osterreicher to McKinney High School (McKinney, Texas) superintendent about concerns over an incident that took place on Oct. 4, 2021, involving a student journalist from the school's yearbook and media website whose camera was seized/confiscated while "gathering information, images and recordings for their class and had a legal right to be present in their school."
Over the last 75 years, the NPPA has established its importance and necessity within our industry. We are the voice for thousands, protecting First Amendment rights and our freedom to inform the public through recording in public.
Constitution Day marks the date in 1787 that delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia signed the document they had spent months negotiating. This day reminds us of and celebrates the unique system of checks and balances the framers established as our form of government.
Ness v. City of Bloomington, a case before the 8th Circuit, was brought by Sally Ness, a Bloomington, Minnesota, resident who began documenting a public controversy surrounding the Dar al-Farooq mosque and Success Academy school, which are located in her neighborhood, by videotaping and photographing various activities related to the mosque and school, including their use of a city park as a playground.