Legal Feature


The Rutherford Institute's amicus brief in Fields v. City of Philadelphia and Geraci v. City of Philadelphia



November 03, 2016

The Rutherford Institute has asked a federal appeals court to safeguard the right of citizens and journalists to record police in public without fear of retaliation. In a friend-of-the-court brief filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, Rutherford Institute attorneys argue that the First Amendment protects the right of citizens to make audio or video recordings of public law enforcement activities.

Click here to read The Rutherford Institute's amicus brief in Fields v. City of Philadelphia and Geraci v. City of Philadelphia