CNN Wins Legal Showdown With Trump as Judge Orders Jim Acosta's Press Credential Reinstated

TVLine | 11/16/2018 | Rebecca Iannucci
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CNN journalist Jim Acosta will have his White House press credential reinstated, following a ruling made by federal judge Timothy J. Kelly on Friday.

“We are gratified with this result and we look forward to a full resolution in the coming days,” CNN said in a statement following the ruling. “Our sincere thanks to all who have supported not just CNN, but a free, strong and independent American press.”

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The cable news network initially filed a lawsuit against President Trump on Tuesday, which demanded the return of Acosta’s revoked credential and accused Trump of violating the First and Fifth Amendments by banning Acosta from the White House.

Kelly’s ruling granted CNN’s request for a temporary restraining order, which means Acosta will have his access to the White House restored for a short period of time. Further hearings will take place in the coming weeks, and Kelly has yet to rule on whether Trump is violating any amendments.

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CNN’s lawsuit was a response to the now-infamous dust-up between Trump and Acosta at a post-midterms press conference on Nov. 7. After Acosta had asked his first question, Trump attempted to stop the journalist from asking a follow-up,...
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