Despite Mixed Legacy, Kennedy’s Departure May Mark Major Shift in Privacy Policy Mutchler Lyons partner Terry Mutchler sees a bleak path forward for freedom of speech and transparency in a post-Kennedy court. “For me as a First Amendment lawyer, I felt like there was an earthquake under my feet,” Mutchler said.

“The practical reality is that Justice Kennedy stood in the breach between the First Amendment and the loss of significant privacy, both in terms of privacy, the digital age, the internet. I think that basically, we need a legal Richter scale to measure the consequence of this, and I don’t think that’s an overstatement,” she added.

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Partners Terry Mutchler and Charlie Lyons joined forces to create a new firm dedicated to serving a wide array of clients as they navigate the growing and critically important area of Transparency Law. Mutchler Lyons manages client challenges at the intersection of Media, Law and Government, with a focus on helping agencies, corporations and the media navigate open records, freedom of information, and right to know laws.