One of the services available to SCPA members is our Legal/FOI Hotline. The hotline is staffed by SCPA Attorneys Taylor Smith and Jay Bender.
Questions can be about any FOI, open government and First Amendment matters you’re facing. Other legal areas covered include libel, privacy, fair use, copyright, court access, reporters’ privilege, responding to a subpoena, dealing with police, prior restraint, the Shield Law, advertising and more. This includes pre-publication review of stories and advertisements.
Only news and advertising employees of SCPA’s member newspapers can use the Legal/FOI Hotline.