Doug Hamlin

28 days ago

Judge Tatel also derided as “raising the specter of the absurd” an argument the Trump administration had put forward: If the court ruled for Mr. Karem, the White House would be powerless even “were a reporter to ‘moon’ the president, shout racial epithets at a foreign dignitary or sexually harass another member of the press corps.”

The judge said Mr. Karem’s behavior fell short of such acts, adding, “In any event, the White House can rest assured that principles of due process do not limit its authority to maintain order and decorum at White House events by, for example, ordering the immediate removal of rogue, mooning journalists.”

Appeals Court Blocks White House From Suspending Reporter’s Press Pass

nytimes.com

The ruling came with assurance that the White House could remove any “rogue, mooning journalists” if such a disruption were to happen.