Trump lawyer seeks to block insider book on White House…

The Washington Post reported Thursday that Donald Trump’s attorneys have sent a cease-and-desist letter to the book’s publisher, demanding that Henry Holt & Company not publish the book and apologize to the President. In a freshly-penned article in Politico, attorneys Ted Boutrous and Teddy Kider walk us through the details as to why the President’s efforts to prevent the publication of the book are doomed to fail under the First Amendment.

 

Ted Boutrous is a partner in the law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP and global co-chair of the firm’s litigation group; he’s also appearing as a featured panelist at this year’s annual MLRC/SW Entertainment and Media Law Conference (“Trump, Media & Entertainment:  Coping with Chaos”). Teddy Kider is an associate at Gibson Dunn.

FCC Relaxes Media Ownership Rules in Contentious Vote Variety

The new rules, passed in a 3-2 vote, may be challenged in court, but if they survive, they will mark the most significant changes to media ownership regulations in a generation. They could lead to further consolidation and mergers among broadcasters, who have long argued that they need greater scale to compete with cable and internet companies for local ad dollars. Read the details at Variety