Defending the First Amendment

?The Boesch Law Group has successfully defended the freedom of the press.

?Philip W. Boesch, Jr., (right, front row) was the first who successfully argued to have cameras in the courtroom, a big victory for television anchorpersons in Southern California.

Establishing new case law, as longtime experts in First Amendment matters, the Boesch Law Group has tirelessly defended rights of free speech.


  • Philip W. Boesch, Jr. earned his First Amendment credentials in multiple cases in defense of the Los Angeles Times.
  • Philip W. Boesch, Jr. was retained by twenty-six of the twenty seven Southern California television news anchorpersons to argue the first California case permitting cameras in the courtroom.
  • At the request of Dow Jones, Boesch represented The Wall Street Journal in making new law on public access to sealed court documents in the oil company price fixing case.
  • For many years, Boesch served as counsel to the Radio and Television News Association, appearing numerous times on behalf of the press to obtain access to breaking headline stories.
  • At the request of the California Judges Association, Philip W. Boesch, Jr. authored three editions of the Association’s Judge’s Handbook for Media Access to the Courts.

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