Judge Orders Lightfoot’s Attorneys to clarify her policy on denying interviews to White Journalists

According to a new report from the DailyCaller Attorneys for Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot will comply to a judge’s request and  provide a sworn declaration to clarify their interview policy that resulted in white journalists being denied a one on one interview with the Black mayor.

Per the report “During the Monday hearing related to a suit brought by the Daily Caller News Foundation and Judicial Watch, U.S. District Judge John Z. Lee ordered Lightfoot’s office to file within the week a declaration under oath about whether the mayor’s policy allowing interviews solely to journalists of color is still in effect or will be in effect in the future. The suit alleged that Thomas Catenacci, a reporter for the DCNF, was denied an interview with Lightfoot after repeated inquiries to her office.”

Thomas Catenacci said after being denied an interview by Lightfoot “There is no excuse for racial discrimination. Every day that goes by without the Mayor granting my interview request because of my race violates my rights and tramples on the First Amendment.”

Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch sought an injunction that asked the court to end Lightfoot’s policy.

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Michael Bekesha, senior attorney at Judicial Watch said “We look forward to Mayor Lightfoot’s filing on Friday. The Court is requiring the Mayor to file a statement under oath about whether her racially discriminatory policy still applies to Catenacci’s and the DCNF’s interview request. More than two weeks later, we still haven’t seen any evidence that it doesn’t.”


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