Publication and Appearances

Published quotes, articles and personal appearances include:

  • Guest Lecturer on Privacy and Public Records Law, Emerson College, April 11, 2017.
  • Quoted Source, “Snapchat Wants to Make Your Voting Selfies Legal,” Eve Peyser, Cosmopolitan, April 27, 2016.
  • Quoted Source, “Selfies in the Voting Booth? Snapchat Fights for the Right,” Daniel Victor, The New York Times, April 26, 2016.
  • Op/Ed, Co-Author, “R.I. Court Deals Blow Against Public,” The Providence Journal, April 20, 2016.
  • Quoted Source, “Coaxing One’s Suicide Protected Speech,” Bob McGovern, Boston Herald, April 8, 2016.
  • Quoted Source, “Obama’s Words on the Press Ring Hollow,” Ed Fitzpatrick, The Providence Journal, April 2, 2016.
  • Op/Ed, “The Consequences of Withheld Information,” Gatehouse Media, March 17, 2016.
  • Quoted Source, “Takedown of News Photographer Shameful,” Ed Fitzpatrick, The Providence Journal, March 5, 2016.
  • Quoted Source, “Foxboro Police are Shrouded in Suspicion for Handling of Jones Incident,” Bob McGovern, Boston Herald, Jan. 14, 2016.
  • Quoted Source, “R.I. Needs Less Spin, More Transparency,” Ed Fitzpatrick, The Providence Journal, Dec. 22, 2015.
  • Quoted Source, “Mass. House to Debate Scaled-Back Public Records Bill,” Todd Wallack, The Boston Globe, Nov. 18, 2015.
  • Quoted Source, “Mass. Among the Worst in US for Public Records Access,” Maria Cramer, The Boston Globe, Nov. 9, 2015.
  • Quoted Source, “Five Groups Blast Raimondo’s Administration for Lack of Transparency,” GoLocalProv, Oct. 8, 2015.
  • Quoted Source, “Bill Seeks to Make Police Records at Private Colleges Public,” Shawn Musgrave, The Boston Globe, Sept. 28, 2015.
  • Quoted Source, “From Missouri to Iran, Press Freedom Under Attack,” Edward Fitzpatrick, Providence Journal, Aug. 13, 2015.
  • Quoted Source, “A Clunker for the Ballot,” Boston Herald, Aug. 10, 2015.
  • Quoted Source, “Advocates Criticize Galvin’s Public Records Proposal,” Christian M. Wade, Eagle-Tribune, Aug. 5, 2015.
  • Quoted Source, “Cambridge Police Release Use of Force Policy,” Shawn Musgrave, The Boston Globe, June 10, 2015.
  • Quoted Source, “Cambridge Police Refuse to Release Use of Force Policy,” Shawn Musgrave, The Boston Globe, June 5, 2015.
  • Co-Author, “Why the Medical Malpractice Crisis Persists Even When Malpractice Insurance Premiums Fall,” Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Health Matrix: Journal of Law-Medicine, 2015.
  • Quoted Source, “New Bill Promises an Open Records Upgrade in Massachusetts,” LaVita Tuff, Sunlight Foundation, June 3, 2015.
  • Quoted Source, “Closed Courtroom,” Providence Journal, June 1, 2015.
  • Quoted Source, “Government Secrecy an Outrage,” Nelson Benton, Salem News, May 28, 2015.
  • Quoted Source, “Prosecutors, Defense Object to Closed Hearing in R.I. Sex-Trafficking Case,” Katie Mulvaney, Providence Journal, May 28, 2015.
  • Speaker, Public Hearing on Massachusetts House Bill 2772 and Senate Bill 1676, Acts to Improve Public Records, Boston, May 26, 2015.
  • Quoted Source, “Mass. AG Will Defend Law Against Lies in Campaign Material,” Stephanie Ebbert, The Boston Globe, May 7, 2015.
  • Quoted Source, “Cameras in Courtrooms,” Audrey Adams, New England Newspaper & Press Association, April 27, 2015.
  • Quoted Source, “Public Records Decisions Questioned,” George Brennan, Cape Cod Times, March 21, 2015.
  • Quoted Source, “In Rhode Island, a Gag Order During Sunshine Week,” Edward Fitzpatrick, Providence Journal, March 19, 2015.
  • Quoted Source, “Sunshine Week: Open is Best,” Jim Morrison, Newton TAB, March 18, 2015.
  • Quoted Source, “Editorial: Vigilance Required for Open Government,” The Recorder, March 18, 2015.
  • Quoted Source, “News Outlets Fight to Keep Court Records Open,” Philip Marcelo, The Associated Press, March 16, 2015.
  • Quoted Source, “Mass. Bills Target Barriers to Public Records,” Kyle Clauss, Lowell Sun, March 15, 2015.
  • Quoted Source, “Want to Access Government Info? Chances Are, It’ll Cost You,” Jonathan Van Fleet, Concord Monitor, March 15, 2015.
  • Quoted Source, “Legislator Leads Push to Make Domestic Violence Arrest Records Public,” Susan Spencer, Telegram & Gazette, March 14, 2015.
  • Quoted Source, “Legal Experts Question FAA’s Move to Ground Gorham Man’s Drone Website,” Scott Dolan, Portland Press Herald, March 14, 2015.
  • Quoted Source, “West Bridgewater Officials Keeping Police Settlement Payout Secret,” Maria Papadopoulos, The Enterprise, Feb. 13, 2015.
  • Quoted Source, “‘Excessive’ Charge for Public Info,” Damien Fisher, The Gardner News, Feb. 21, 2015.
  • Quoted Source, “R.I. State Police Revise Policy to Allow Filing of Anonymous Requests for Public Records,” Amanda Milkovits, Providence Journal, Feb. 11, 2015.
  • Quoted Source, “R.I. State Police ID Checks at Barracks Thwart Open-Records Law,” Amanda Milkovits, Providence Journal, Feb. 2, 2015.
  • Quoted Source, “Freedom for ‘Opinions that We Loathe,” Edward Fitzpatrick, Providence Journal, Jan. 25, 2015.
  • Quoted Source,” Eric Holder’s Crackdown on Leaks Chills Free Speech,” Editorial, The Boston Globe, Jan. 21, 2015.
  • Quoted Source, “An Indelible Life: How Technology Keeps Dredging Up Our Past,” Janice Henderson, Foster’s Daily Democrat, Jan. 18, 2015.
  • Quoted Source, “Under Fire for Gag Order in Domestic Assault Case, Maine Judge Calls New Hearing,” Scott Dolan, Portland Press Herald, Jan. 6, 2015.
  • Quoted Source, “Maine Judge’s Gag Order Meets with Media Backlash,” Keith Shortall, Maine Public Broadcasting Network, Jan. 6, 2015.
  • Quoted Source, “Maine Judge Draws Flak From First Amendment Advocates After Issuing Gag Order,” Judy Harrison, Bangor Daily News, Jan. 6, 2015.
  • Citation, “Extortion Through the Public Record: Has the Internet Made Florida’s Sunshine Law Too Bright,” Michael Polatsek, University of Florida, Florida Law Review, Vol. 66, Pgs. 916, 955.
  • Quoted Source, “Raimondo’s About-Face Was the Right Move,” Edward Fitzpatrick, Providence Journal, Dec. 11, 2014.
  • Quoted Source, “Lifting Camera Ban in Federal Courts Long Overdue,” Bob McGovern, Boston Herald, Dec. 5, 2014.
  • Panelist, “The Massachusetts Public Records Law: Its Weaknesses and How to Fix Them,” Massachusetts Newspaper Publisher’s Association, Dec. 4, 2014.
  • Quoted Source, “Rules for R.I. Judiciary’s New Electronic Filing System Could Result in Greater Secrecy, Groups Say,” Donita Naylor, Providence Journal, Oct. 21, 2014.
  • Quoted Source, “Pan Am Railways Loses Lawsuit Against Newsletter Publisher,” David Hench, Portland Press Herald, Oct. 2, 2014.
  • Cited Source, “Governor, Lawmakers Off Limits Under Public Records Law,” Paul Egan, Detroit Free Press, Sept. 21, 2014.
  • Quoted Source, “Secretary of State Regularly Keeps Government Records Secret,” Todd Wallack, The Boston Globe, Sept. 14, 2014.
  • Quoted Source, “Review Sheds More Light on Jared Remy Case,” Maria Cramer, The Boston Globe, Aug. 23, 2014.
  • Quoted Source, “Future Public Access Could Rest on R.I. Gov’s Son’s Case,” Alex Newman, New England Newspaper & Press Association, July 3, 2014.
  • Citation, “The Mugshot Industry: Freedom of Speech, Rights of Publicity, and the Controversy Sparked by an Unusual Type of Business,” Allen Rostron, 90 Washington University Law Review 1321, 1325, 1333 (2013).
  • Citation, “The Constitutionality of Restricting the Use of Social Media: Flash Mob Protests Warrant First Amendment Protections,” Michael J. Fitzpatrick, Seton Hall Law Review, Vol. 43, Issue 2, Article 8, Pg. 800 (April 19, 2013).
  • Quoted Source, “Defining Who’s a Journalist Gets Murkier as News Platforms Grow,” Irene Muniz, New England Newspaper & Press Association, April 4, 2013.
  • Citation, “BART’s Unconstitutional Speech Restriction: Adapting Free Speech Principles to Absolute Wireless Censorship,” Brandon Wiebe, San Francisco School of Law, Law Review, Vol. 47, Issue 1, Pg. 197 (2012).
  • Citation, “No Service: Free Speech, the Communications Act, and BART’s Cell Phone Network Shutdown,” Jennifer Spencer, University of California at Berkeley School of Law, Technology Law Journal, Vol. 27, Pg. 779 (2012).
  • Citation, “BART Cell Phone Service Shutdown: Time for a Virtual Forum,” Rachel Lackert, Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Federal Communications Law Journal, Vol. 64, Issue 3, Article 5, Pg. 580 (May 1, 2012).
  • Author, “Keeping Online Speech Outside the Schoolhouse Gate,” Greenhaven Press, Teens and Privacy, 2011.
  • Panelist, “The Week in Law,” hosted by Denise Howell. Episode 89 with Jeff Jarvis, Dec. 3, 2010.
  • Panelist, “The Week in Law,” hosted by Denise Howell. Episode 77 with Evan Brown and Sheldon Toplitt, Sept. 10, 2010.
  • Quoted Source, “The World is Watching,” Mike Milliard, The Boston Phoenix, Sept. 27, 2010.
  • Guest Speaker on Topic of Public Access to 911 Recordings, Media Law Resource Center, Pre-Publication Review Committee, April 21, 2010.
  • Panelist, “Media and Entrepreneurialism,” Society of Professional Journalists Regional Conference in Syracuse, NY, 2002.
  • Panelist, “Student Journalism and Terrorism,” Syracuse University, 2001.