By: Savannah Smith | 11-16-2018 | News
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Acosta White House Pass Reinstated By Federal Judge

A federal judge ruled in favor of CNN when it temporarily reinstated network correspondent Jim Acosta’s White House press pass after the Trump administration suspended the journalist’s “hard pass” following a confrontation with Trump at a news conference.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">U.S. judge temporarily restores White House press pass to CNN&#39;s Acosta <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Reuters Top News (@Reuters) <a href="">November 16, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The decision was issued by Judge Timothy Kelly, a Trump appointee.

The White House immediately issued a statement saying they will not appeal the ruling. Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said: “Today, the court made clear that there is no absolute First Amendment right to access the White House. In response to the court, we will temporarily reinstate the reporter’s hard pass. We will also further develop rules and processes to ensure fair and orderly press conferences in the future. There must be decorum at the White House.”

Acosta also made a statement outside U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. where he expressed his elation over the decision. He also said: “I want to thank all of my colleagues in the press who supported us this week, and I want to thank the judge for the decision he made today.”

The CNN correspondent also added: “Let’s go back to work!”

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CNN argued in its suit that the White House infringed on Acosta’s free press and due process rights under the First and Fifth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. A final resolution to the case has yet to be established.

CNN managed to get its request for the judge to rule first on their request for a temporary restraining order on the hard pass suspension arguing that “every day that passes without Acosta regaining his press credentials is a concrete injury.”

Justice Department lawyers counter argued that the suspension was lawful and that the White House held “’broad discretion to regulate”’ journalists’ access to the grounds.

Trump has addressed the decision and said they will abide by it, but called on journalists to practice proper “decorum” while the White House draws up “rules and regulations” for journalists.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">WATCH NOW: President Trump speaks after signing cybersecurity bill, calls for &quot;decorum&quot; following judge decision in favor of CNN&#39;s Jim Acosta. <a href=""></a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; CBS News (@CBSNews) <a href="">November 16, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">President Trump says the White House is &quot;writing up rules and regulations&quot; for reporters after a judge ordered the administration to restore credentials for CNN reporter Jim Acosta.<a href=""></a></p>&mdash; The Associated Press (@AP) <a href="">November 16, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Anonymous No. 42495 2018-11-16 : 20:37

Can I call myself a journalist and demand access to the WH? I doubt it! Acosta is a lowlife and the hardpass should be re-repossessed!

Baron Tremayne Caple Rainbow Man No. 42496 2018-11-16 : 20:38

Baron Tremayne Caple Rainbow Man

Anonymous No. 42497 2018-11-16 : 20:52

So, when is The Goldwater sending a representative to The White House?

Anonymous No. 42507 2018-11-17 : 01:14


Anonymous No. 42528 2018-11-17 : 10:19

As I predicted they found a Federal Judge.

I am surprised it was a Trump Pick.

I wonder who recommended the Person to be a Federal Judge ?

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