The ruling on the temporary restoration of accreditation of Jim Acosta was received from Judge Timothy Kelly, appointed a year ago by Donald Trump.
A federal court issued a ruling against the White House administration demanding the immediate restoration of the accreditation of CNN reporter Jim Acosta, who was suspended from work last week after a controversial situation at a press conference.
CNN claimed that the White House violated Acosta’s rights to a free press and due process in accordance with the first and fifth amendments to the US Constitution. CNN demanded a ruling that would cancel the White House’s order to deprive Acosta of permanent accreditation at the White House until a final decision on the suit was made.
Judge Timothy Kelly ordered the White House to temporarily return the former accreditation of Acosta. The judge also said that the White House denied Acosta the right to due process, suspending his accreditation without notice. He requested both parties to submit a joint review report on the restoration of permanent accreditation case next week.
Despite the current positive outcome of the lawsuit, a court order does not stipulate revocation of accreditation after the White House conducts the appropriate legal procedure.
[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]I want to thank all my colleagues in the press who supported us this week, and I want to thank the judge for the decision he made today[/perfectpullquote]
On November 8, CNN correspondent Jim Acosta said that he was deprived of accreditation at the White House. Before that, the journalist had a verbal exchange with Donald Trump during his press conference on the results of the mid-term elections in the United States. Acosta several times tried to ask Trump the same question about the investigation of the “Russian case” and did not give the microphone to the assistant. Trump said that “CNN should be ashamed that such a person works for them,” and called Acosta “a rude and terrible person.”
Statement from CNN and @Acosta on today’s ruling: “We are gratified with this result and we look forward to a full resolution in the coming days. Our sincere thanks to all who have supported not just CNN, but a free, strong and independent American press.”
— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) November 16, 2018
[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]We will temporarily restore the reporter’s accreditation. We will also work on improving the rules for holding press conferences to avoid incidents in the future.[/perfectpullquote]