Border Agents Infringe Free Speech Rights, 9th Circ. Told

Law360, New York (April 18, 2017, 6:34 PM EDT) -- Two journalism organizations and a libertarian think tank have urged the Ninth Circuit to revive a suit accusing U.S. Customs and Border Protection of violating the First Amendment rights of a humanitarian nonprofit by threatening to arrest group members if they entered an “enforcement zone” near an Arizona checkpoint.

In an amicus brief filed Monday, the National Press Photographers Association and the Center for Investigative Reporting pressed the appeals court to reverse an Arizona federal court ruling that favored the CBP, arguing that People Helping People, a nonprofit that provides humanitarian aid along the U.S.-Mexico border, should be able to pursue claims...

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