Wright & Schulte attorneys Stephen Behnke and Corey Artim co-authored an article for the University of Dayton Law Review.  Their article was published in a specialized Dayton Law Review publication focusing on current issues arising under the Trump Administration.  The publication contained articles on various topics including environment law, presidential impeachment, and the First Amendment to name a few.  In their article, Behnke and Artim focused on the White House’s relationship with the free press and presidential powers.

Throughout Behnke’s tenure at Wright & Schulte, he has focused his practice in the areas of civil litigation, business transactions, and real estate and landlord-tenant law. Additionally, Behnke has written pleadings and articles for the OAJ quarterly, co-authored two amicus briefs filed with the Ohio Supreme Court, spoken on subrogation and other issues for continuing legal education, and presented oral arguments for the Ohio Supreme Court and various trial and appellate courts throughout Ohio and California.

Throughout Artim’s tenure at Wright & Schulte, he has focused his practice in the areas of complex civil litigation, products liability, personal injury, and class actions. Artim has extensive experience in mass tort complex litigation and has served on the committee of various litigations. Additionally, Artim has written numerous publications for the OAJ Quarterly and participated in multiple speaking engagements focusing on pending mass tort cases.

Using their extensive experience, Behnke and Artim co-authored their recent Dayton Law Review publication and brought a unique perspective on President Trump’s relationship with the free press.

In this Article, we consider whether President Trump violates the law when he attacks the press. President Trump has (in)famously-and repeatedly – called the press the “enemy of the American people[,]” among other condemnations. Do such purely verbal attacks violate national law or even international laws or norms? President Trump has also threatened the press and even taken retaliatory action, perhaps most notoriously when he revoked CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s White House pass on November 8, 2018.3 If President Trump’s verbal attacks do not violate the law, do his threats and actions? If so, what legal options are available against a sitting President?

To read Behnke’s and Artim’s recent publication, please see below.

Behnke & Artim