Jackson Walker Helps Texas Broadcasters Association Defeat or Amend Adverse Bills During 2015 Texas Legislative Session

July 20, 2015 | Spotlight

Included among the bills defeated or amended were those which could have deprived journalists of access to unredacted motor vehicle accident reports, required stations to expunge news stories from their websites, restricted news media use of mugshots, limited the criminal history information on which journalists could report, and restricted photographing police officers in public places.

“It’s often a matter of explaining to committee members how the proposed legislation would have unintended adverse consequences for the news media” said Stacy Allen.

The testimony offered by Jackson Walker lawyers this session continues a long tradition of assisting TAB in its work to advance the interests of Texas broadcasters.