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Eric P. Robinson
Works at Louisiana State University
Attended Vassar College
Lives in Baton Rouge, LA
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The Experiment Ends: With What Result?
The federal courts have announced the end of the four-year experiment in which selected federal cases were recorded with video cameras and the videos posted online . The next step, according to the Judicial Conference, will be the creation of a camera polic...
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Supreme Court's Camera Pananoia Snares Intern
Politico reports that there has been another instance of an unauthorized camera in the Supreme Court: this time, by a CNN intern in the court's press room. The court has a strict policy against cameras and other audio-visual recording devices in the courtro...
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Another One Bites the Dust: Minnesota's Criminal Libel Law Struck Down
The Minnesota Court of Appeals has held that the state's criminal libel law ( Minn. Stat. section 609.765 ), which allows for punishment of up to one year imprisonment and/or a fine of up to $3,000 for statements "which expose[] a person or a group, clas...
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Another Supreme Court Video Surfaces
For the third time in about 14 months, activists have released a video of them interrupting proceedings of the U.S. Supreme Court. The video primarily shows the audience in the public seating area of the courtroom, including some shots -- taken at odd angle...
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Florida Court's New Rule Limits New Media Access
Perhaps taking its cue from the U.S. Supreme Court, which issued press credential rules which limit access by the premier blog covering the court , a judicial district in Florida has issued new rules that essentially bar bloggers and other new media journal...
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New SCOTUS Press Pass Policy: More of the Same
The U.S. Supreme Court has issued its first formal guidelines for issuance of press passes, after its unwritten policies were questioned because of its refusal to issue a credential to SCOTUSBlog . But the new rules are not likely not help the website. The ...
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Judge Quits Blogging, Again; But It Still Can Be Done
Federal district court judge Richard G. Kopf has announced that he will stop writing his blog after being criticized for a controversial post: the second time that he was made such an announcement. Kopf's most recent announcement came three days after he pu...
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Tweeting Penalty Has Bad Character
An Arkansas judge has found the managing editor of a television station in contempt for tweeting the verdict in a murder case, despite explicit instructions from the judge not to do so. But the "punishment" imposed by the judge may create new problems. As r...
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My Latest Publications
I've been a bit remiss in updating this blog, while I worked through the end of the spring semester at LSU. But earlier this month, my latest work was published, in The SAGE Guide to Key Issues in Mass Media Ethics and Law (available through the publisher, ...
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A Little Sprucing Up
This blog is almost six years old now, and I thought it could use a facelift. So there's a new design, which still retains some of the old elements. Enjoy...
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Love is No Brando, So Pinterest Libel Suit Proceeds
Courtney Love is no Marlon Brando, a California appeals court has ruled , so a lawsuit against her over postings on Pintrist and comments on the Howard Stern Show can proceed. The lawsuit against Love was brought by fashion designer Dawn Simorangkir , after...
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More Illicit Supreme Court Video
Still and video cameras are still officially not allowed in the courtroom of the U.S. Supreme Court , but for the second time in as many years a video has surfaced that was taken while the court was in session. Like the prior serendipitously-recorded video ...
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Media and internet law attorney and scholar.
Introduction
I am an attorney and scholar focused on legal issues involving the media, including the internet and social media. I am co-director of the Press Law and Democracy Project at Louisiana State University and of counsel to the First Amendment law firm The Counts Law Group.

In addition to teaching media law at LSU, I have taught media law and ethics at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism, Baruch College, and the University of Nevada, Reno. I was formerly an associate scholar with the Digital Media Law Project at Harvard Law School's Berkman Center for Internet ad Society, deputy director of the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Courts and Media at the University of Nevada, Reno, a staff attorney at the Media Law Resource Center, and a legal fellow at the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.

I also have an active research agenda on media and internet law issues, with several articles published in other professional and academic publications, including the American Journal of Trial Advocacy, the Journal of Internet Law, the Encyclopedia of the First Amendment, and The Labor Lawyer. I also maintainmy own blog, bloglawonline.com, and also blogged for Harvard Law School’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society.
Education
  • Vassar College
  • Syracuse University
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Male
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Media / Internet Attorney and Scholar
Employment
  • Louisiana State University
    Co-Director, Press Law and Democracy Program, present
  • Counts Law Group
    Of Counsel, present
  • Digital Media Law Project, Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard Law School
    Affiliate Scholar, 2009 - 2014
  • Baruch College
  • CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
  • Reynolds Center for Courts and Nevada, Reno
  • Media Law Resource Center
  • Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
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Baton Rouge, LA