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Jassy Interviewed for Daily Journal Podcast About Intersection of Trademark and First Amendment Law
August 2016 - Following on a column published last month, Jean-Paul Jassy was interviewed by the prominent legal newspaper Daily Journal for a podcast on appellate issues concerning the "disparagement clause" in trademark law and appellate litigation regarding that clause's constitutionality under the First Amendment.  A link to the podcast can be found here.  
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Jassy Vick Carolan LLP Sues US Government To Protect First Amendment Rights of Oscar®-Winner Mark Boal
July 2016 - The Firm filed suit in federal court in Los Angeles to protect the First Amendment rights of journalist/screenwriter/filmmaker Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty) from a military prosecutor seeking to subpoena Boal for all of his recorded interviews of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the subject of the second season of the hit podcast Serial.  See articles from the New York Times, Los Angeles Times and Wall Street Journal.  
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Jassy Vick Carolan LLP Heads To Trial In Public Records Case
July 2016 - Public records cases rarely go to trial, but on July 11, 2016 the Firm started trial on behalf of Professor Richard Sander and Joe Hicks seeking access to California State Bar database information on an anonymized basis.  A decision in the bench trial is likely in the Fall.  
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Jassy Vick Carolan Prevails in Public Records Act Battle; District Pays Fees
May 2016 - Firm client the Contra Costa Times, a Digital First Media paper, wins access to investigation report after 2 ½ year Public Records Act battle against school district. District pays firm $225,000. See coverage here.  
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Carolan Argues before 9th Circuit for Release of Names of Graduates of U.S. Military Training School in Long-running FOIA case
May 2016 - Carolan argued before a panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeal in a long-running FOIA case seeking access to the names of graduates and guest instructors at the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, a military training school for Latin American personnel located at Fort Benning, Ga., formerly known as the U.S. Army School of Americas. The Department of Defense appealed a district court judgment granting public access to the names and military unit information of the graduates and instructors under the Freedom of Information Act after DOD’s practice of publicly releasing the names ceased in 2004. See coverage here.  
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Jassy Vick Carolan Defeats Defense Motion to Bar Cameras from Double Murder Trial in Marin
April 2016 - Defense motion to bar cameras from preliminary hearing in double murder case denied as Carolan goes to court for Digital First Media and Hearst to prevent court closure. See coverage here.