FTC & FTC-Associated Broadcast Requests Since 2017
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CourtCase No(s).Caption(s)Issue(s)RequestCosigner(s) and Notes on Cosigner(s)Date of RequestDate of Arg(s).ResultDate of Result
4th Circuit18-2486In re: Trump (en banc)Presidential emolumentsLive audioReporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (Executive Director Bruce Brown); C-SPAN made its own separate request11/22/201912/12/2019Granted12/4/19
7th Circuit18-1207Fields v. City of ChicagoWrongful imprisonment VideoNone10/31/201911/8/2019Denied11/7/2019
11th Circuit16-10868; 14-14054 (2 separate cases)Pace v. Warden, Johnston v. Secretary, Florida DOCDeath penalty (both cases)Live audioAtlanta Press Club (Chair Marylynn Ryan), Georgia First Amendment Foundation (President Richard Griffiths)10/21/201911/7/2019, 11/12/2019Denied10/29/2019
5th Circuit17-70008Thompson v. DavisDeath penaltyLive audioNational Association of Black Journalists - Dallas Chapter (President Cheryl Smith) and Radio Television Digital News Association (Executive Director Dan Shelley)10/15/201910/21/2019Denied, but audio posted an hour after arg. ended10/16/2019
2nd Circuit19-3204Trump v. VancePresidential immunityLive audioReporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (Executive Director Bruce Brown)10/10/201910/23/2019Granted after we brought C-SPAN into the request, since CA2 only grants requests from media10/10/2019
Supreme Court17-1618, 17-1623, 18-107; 18-587, 18-588, 18-589 (3 separate cases)Bostock v. Clayton County, Altitude Express v. Zarda, R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes v. EEOC; DHS v. Regents, Trump v. NAACP, McAleenan v. VidalTitle VII / LGBT rights (first 3 cases in cell at left); DACA (last 3)Live or same-day audioFTC didn't submit the request but worked with the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press on a letter to SCOTUS that RCFP then got 31 media organizations to co-sign10/3/201910/8/2019, 11/12/2019Denied10/3/2019
7th Circuit19-1835Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin v. KaulAbortion accessVideoFormer U.S. Senator Russ Feingold (D-Wis.)9/4/20199/6/2019Denied9/5/2019
11th Circuit18-13045Kerrivan v. R.J. ReynoldsTobacco liabilityLive audioNone9/3/20199/12/2019No responseN/A
10th Circuit18-1299U.S. v. WilliamsWarrantless searches of digital devicesLive audioNone7/24/20199/24/2019Denied7/24/2019
5th Circuit19-30353In re: Rebekah GeeAbortion accessExpedited (within an hour) same-day audioNone7/23/20198/9/2019Granted, audio posted one hour after arg. ended7/23/2019
5th Circuit19-10010U.S. v. TexasAffordable Care ActLive audioNABJ - Dallas (President Cheryl Smith) and RTDNA (Executive Director Dan Shelley)6/26/20197/9/2019Denied, but audio posted an hour after arg. ended7/9/2019
6th CircuitN/AN/AN/ALive audioTrying a different tack, FTC asked the Sixth Circuit clerk to recommend a case among the 21 scheduled for argument the week of June 17-21 to be the subject of a livestream request6/3/20196/17/2019 - 6/21/2019No responseN/A
7th Circuit18-2753Chaidez v. Ford Motor CompanyRace-based discrimination Video None5/21/20195/23/2019No responseN/A
4th Circuit18-0005Barnes v. ThomasDeath penaltyLive audioNorth Carolina Press Association (Executive Director Phil Lucey)4/30/20195/8/2019Denied5/8/2019
8th Circuit17- 2181Kelsay v. ErnstQualified immunityLive audioNebraska Press Association (Executive Director Allen Beerman)4/17/20194/19/2019Denied4/19/2019
Supreme Court18-966Department of Commerce v. New YorkCensus citizenship questionSame-day audioFTC didn't submit the request but worked with eight members of the House on a letter, led by Reps. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) and Ben Cline (R-Va.)4/12/20194/23/2019Denied4/19/2019
3rd Circuit18-2797,
Crystallex International v. VenezuelaForeign Sovreign Immunities ActVideo RecordingNone4/10/20194/15/2019Granted4/11/2019
4th Circuit18-2486In re: TrumpPresidential emolumentsLive audioNone3/6/20193/19/2019Denied, but audio posted an hour after arg. ended3/19/2019
2nd Circuit18-396Herrick v. GrindrCDA Section 230 liabilityLive audioNone12/21/20181/7/2019Denied1/2/2019
S.D. Cal.18-428Ms. L. v. ICEChildhood separation policySame-day audioNone (S.D. Cal. doesn't typically release hearing audio, but given the heightened interest in this case, we decided it was worth a shot)7/6/20187/6/2018Denied, but press allowed to call in to listen to hearing7/6/2018
Supreme CourtN/AN/AN/ASame-day audio for all OT18 argumentsCiting FTC data, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and former Chairman Pat Leahy (D-Vt.) wrote a letter to Chief Justice Roberts with this request6/29/2018N/ANo responseN/A
Supreme Court17-965Trump v. HawaiiTravel banSame-day audioFTC didn't submit the request but worked with Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) and Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) on one letter and with six House members on another letter3/22/20184/25/2018Granted4/13/2018
4th Circuit17-2231IRAP v. TrumpTravel banLive audioWCVE Richmond (News Director Craig Carper); C-SPAN made a similar request11/20/201712/8/2017Granted11/21/2017
Supreme Court16-111Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colo. Civil Rights Comm'nCompelled speech, discriminationSame-day audioFTC didn't submit the request but worked with opposing amici John Paul Schnapper-Casteras of LDF and Ilya Shapiro of Cato Institute on a letter11/20/201712/5/2017Denied11/22/2017
D.C. Circuit17-5042RCFP v. FBIFOIA, FBI impersonating reportersLive audioSociety of Professional Journalists (National President Rebecca Baker), National Press Photographers Association (Executive Director Akili-Casundria Ramsess), Radio Television Digital News Association (Executive Director Dan Shelley) Online News Association (President Joshua Hatch)11/8/201711/13/2017Granted11/8/2017
D.C. Circuit17-5236Garza v. HarganAbortion accecss for undocumented minorsLive audioNone10/19/201710/20/2017Granted10/19/2017
2nd Circuit15‐3775Zarda v. Altitude ExpressTitle VII / LGBT rightsVideoFTC encouraged C-SPAN to requested video for en banc hearing in this case9/15/20179/27/2017Denied9/25/2017
10th Circuit16-8068, 16-8069Wyoming v. ZinkeFracking on public landsOnline audioFTC worked with C-SPAN to ask the 10th Circuit, which at the time didn't post hearing audio online without a motion, to make a request that audio be posted soon after the hearing, which it was about a day after7/5/20177/27/2017Granted7/28/2017
Supreme Court15-577Trinity Lutheran v. ComerPublic funding of religious institutionsSame-day audioNone4/7/20174/19/2017Denied4/12/2017
Supreme Court15-1293; 15-1359 (2 separate cases)Lee v. Tam; Ashcroft v. Abbasi"Offensive" trademarks; Bivens claims for wrongful detentionSame-day audio1,000 individuals from all 50 states who signed a Fix the Court petition for same-day audio1/5/20171/18/2017Denied1/6/2017
Supreme Court15-274; 15-674 (2 separate cases)Whole Woman's Health v. Cole; U.S. v. TexasAbortion access; DAPASame-day audioAmerican Society of Magazine Editors (Chief Executive Sid Holt), American Society of News Editors (President Pam Fine), Association of Alternative Newsmedia (President Blair Barna), Demand Progress (Policy Director Daniel Schuman), National Press Photographers Association (General Counsel Mickey Osterreicher), OpenTheGovernment.org (Executive Director Patrice McDermott), RTDNA (Executive Director Mike Cavender), RCFP (Executive Director Bruce Brown), Society of Professional Journalists (President Paul Fletcher)2/26/20165/2/2016, 4/18/2016Denied3/1/2016