Donald Trump, Those Taxes and ‘The New York Times’


Stephen Ryan said that The New York Times publication of a Donald Trump state tax return is protected by the First Amendment. “The law is very clear in this area to me — there’s no case against the journalists that can be made in this area,” Mr. Ryan explained. “The only person who can be liable would be a government official who leaked the material, of which I see no evidence here.” To hold the newspaper liable, he concluded, “runs contrary to 230 years of First Amendment history.”