CNN cast the controversy as a question of free speech, which is protected under the constitution´s first amendment. Consider that every time Trump and Sanders decide not to hold a press briefing, which is often, it amounts to canceling everyone's press pass (or at least nullifying the objective of a press pass) for that day - and yet the world continues to turn, White House reporters continue to file stories about what their sources are hearing, CNN continues to criticize Trump, etc.
The judge also found that Acosta suffered "irreparable harm", as he dismissed the Trump administration's argument that CNN could just send other reporters to report on the White House in Acosta's place.
"While this narcissistic approach may serve plaintiff's self-interests as entertainers or media figures and the network that profits therefrom, they do not serve the interests of the forum", OANN said.
"Let's go back to work!".
Meanwhile, CNN reported this afternoon that its chief White House correspondent is back at the White House and will do a report on air from same later Friday.
During his Presidential campaign, Trump told CNN that he would not kick reporters out the White House.
CNN attorney Ted Boutrous called it a "great day for the First Amendment and for journalism" (although the First Amendment was not applied here). NABJ said the court ruling does nothing to erase concerns about the way the President treats reporters.
The White House Correspondents Association, which represents journalists in negotiations over access to the president, filed its own brief on Thursday that urged the court "to roundly reject the president's unsafe legal position".
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He said the USA pays billions "protecting other countries, and we get nothing but Trade Deficits and Losses". BEARDSLEY: As Macron spoke, Trump sat stony-faced, or one French newspaper put it, pouting and indifferent.
The ruling is a major win for CNN and its combative approach to the Trump White House.
"The White House surely hoped that expelling a reporter would deter forceful questioning, but the court's ruling will have the opposite effect".
He said the White House position on that conduct was clear and not discriminatory.
Pushing for specifics, Wallace asked if certain things are going to be considered "over the line" and Trump reiterated that these new rules are being written now, but that they will cover "decorum" and outline that reporters "can't keep asking questions".
CNN has also asked for "permanent relief", meaning a declaration from the judge that Trump's revocation of Acosta's press pass was unconstitutional.
The filing by US Justice Department lawyers argued that "the president could choose never to hold another press briefing again and cancel all press passes, without implicating due process protections".
The White House later shifted its story to claim that Acosta was rude to reporters.
The president echoed the need for decorum hours after the ruling, telling reporters they can't stand up and ask three or four questions while refusing to sit down. The lawsuit listed six defendants for their "roles in enforcing and announcing Acosta's suspension", and if the woman in charge of the microphone were actually the White House Deputy Press Secretary and not just an intern, it's likely that Walters would have also been named in the lawsuit.
The entire interview will air Sunday on "Fox News Sunday" at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. ET.