Jacob J. Hutt

Jacob J. Hutt

Jacob J. Hutt is the William J. Brennan Fellow with the ACLU's Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project. Jacob is a graduate of Harvard College and New York University School of Law. 

Articles by this author

"Rather than waiting for the first concussion grenades and tear gas canisters to fly, we’re demanding answers now." (Photo: Flickr) Views
Tuesday, September 04, 2018
Is the Government Planning to Surveil Keystone XL Protesters?
In the aftermath of Dakota Access Pipeline protests at Standing Rock, leaked documents revealed that law enforcement agencies had collaborated with private security contractors to employ counterterrorism tactics against “pipeline insurgencies” and to manufacture a conspiracy lawsuit against...
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"You may have heard of Sinclair before, because it has been exposed for repeatedly injecting politically charged segments into local news, which otherwise typically avoids ideological punditry." (Photo: William Thomas Cain/Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
A TV Mega-Merger That’s Bad for the First Amendment
The Federal Communications Commission is currently considering a corporate acquisition that would make a single company — Sinclair Broadcasting Group — the largest owner of local TV stations in history. Americans watch more local news than cable news or network news, making that medium key for...
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protester and police Views
Sunday, December 31, 2017
How a Supreme Court Ruling Could Embolden Police Retaliation Against Political Speech
Earlier this year, a photojournalist headed to a Black Lives Matter protest in Times Square against the New York Police Department, and took out his camera to film it. As he approached a crowd of protesters, he heard a police supervisor instruct his officers to “just take somebody and put them in...
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