HUGE LEGAL WIN FOR GATEWAY PUNDIT AND THE FIRST AMENDMENT: 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Grants Emergency Injunction and Forces Maricopa County, Arizona to Issue Press Pass to Jordan Conradson … Battle Still Continues…
The Gateway Pundit previously reported that Maricopa County, Arizona (the County) violated Gateway Pundit (TGP) and TGP reporter Jordan Conradson’s First Amendment rights by arbitrarily denying them a press pass to participate in press conferences and other press events hosted by the County.
As a result, we reported that TGP and Conradson sued Maricopa County’s Board of Supervisors, Recorder Stephen Richer, Maricopa County Elections Directors Rey Valenzuela and Scott Jarrett, and County Communications Officers Megan Gilbertson and Marcus Milam in Federal Court in Arizona on November 14, 2022.
As part of the suit, TGP/Conradson made a special request for a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO), pending the outcome of the lawsuit. This would have immediately forced the County to grant TGP and Conradson a press pass.
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On November 30, 2022, TGP and Conradson filed an Emergency Request for an Injunction, asking the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to force Maricopa County to grant TGP and Conradson a press pass pending the full outcome of TGP’s Appeal. A full hearing on the Appeal will be held in January, 2023.
We are EXTREMELY excited to report that today, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued an Order GRANTING TGP’s Emergency Motion for Injunction!
This Order forces Maricopa County to issue Jordan Conradson a press pass so that he can participate in Maricopa County press conferences like every other journalist.
The full Appeal is yet to be decided, but this is a HUGE VICTORY that portends very well for the future.
In the Court’s Order, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals found that TGP and Conradson established that we were likely to suffer irreparable harm (loss of priceless First Amendment rights!) and WERE LIKELY TO ULTIMATELY SUCCEED ON THE MERITS OF THEIR AS-APPLIED FIRST AMENDMENT CHALLENGE TO THE COUNTY’S DENIAL OF A PRESS PASS.
This is a huge win not only for TGP and Jordan Conradson, but for The First Amendment and independent journalists.
God bless America!
READ THE FULL ORDER HERE:
9th Circuit’s Order – Injunction ORDER in Support of The Gateway Pundit – 12-5-22 by Jim Hoft on Scribd
It’s not over yet, but this is great news!! Please help us if you can!
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