Somehow numerous people and media outlets, who stood by Acosta in defense of his right to pester the U.S. president - sorry, hold the United States president accountable - were nowhere to be seen when it came to defending Assange's right to publish America's dirty little secrets.
Judge Timothy J. Kelly, a Trump-appointed judge, found that since the president did not inform Acosta at the press conference that he would or could have his credential taken, that Acosta's due process rights under the Fifth Amendment had been violated.
"Indeed whatever process occurred within the government is still so shrouded in mystery that the government could not tell me at oral argument who made the initial decision to revokeMr. Acosta's press pass", Kelly said.
He described his ruling as "very limited" and left open an avenue to remove Acosta's pass with due process.
"We thank all of the news outlets and individual reporters who stood up in recent days for the vital role a free and independent news media plays in our republic", he said.
The credential was suspended last week by the White House after Acosta belligerently challenged the president during a news conference and refused to relinquish a microphone. He also said behavior such as Acosta's refusal to yield the microphone impedes the president's ability to conduct press conferences.
Sanders had accused Acosta of "placing his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job as a White House intern" and of preventing other reporters from asking questions at the news conference. Trump has been lashing out in different directions since the GOP's midterms losses; that presser marked Trump's anger spewing kickoff.
Trump said he told his communications team to simply walk out if they don't like the way they are being spoken to by reporters.
In response, CNN attorney Ted Boutrous said the government had a "warped view" of the First and Fifth amendments. Or (and this is more likely) he could resolve to issue no new press passes to the media for the duration of his presidency. The "hard pass" allows the bearer to enter White House areas as an employee might, not requiring as onerous a security check or an invitation or request for entrance.
"Our honest thanks to all who have supported not just CNN, but a free, strong and independent American press", it read.
The ruling today does not mean the battle between CNN/Acosta and the White House is over.
Meanwhile, the acreage for the Hill Fire, which erupted Thursday in the Thousand Oaks area, was estimated at 4,531 acres. Authorities said investigators believed the driver became disoriented and the auto was overcome by fire.
Alice Allison Dunnigan was the first African-American to serve as White House correspondent, which she gained access to in 1947. During the gaggle in front of the White House, Trump continued to criticize reporters and went after another reporter of color.
The Gunners have now gone 15 games without defeat, winning 13, and snatched the equaliser against the Reds . This is an Arsenal team that still has more Achilles heels than is ideal, one of them in goal.
In total, there are now 14 wildfires blazing in California and acting governor Gavin Newsom has declared a state of emergency . Rescuers could be seen removing remains over a period of several hours in Paradise and placing them in a black hearse.
Allan Mann Jr (left) has been arrested while his son, Jermaine Allan Mann (right), has been reunited with his mum. Now 33 years old, he's been overwhelmed by the last few days and is choosing to keep his privacy.
Immediately after Cormier's maiden 265lbs title defence, attention turned to the prospect of him have a trilogy fight with Jones. Derrick Lewis for the UFC World Heavyweight Championship took place at UFC 230 in Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Musk pledged in the summer of 2017 that the company would be churning out 5,000 cars per week by the end of previous year . Tesla only reached a goal to build 5,000 Model 3s per week in June, although current production has fallen short of that.
Futures in NY fell were little changed after recovering slightly on Wednesday from a 17.6% slide over the previous 12 sessions. During the week-ending November 2, the API reported that US crude stocks climbed by 7.8 million barrels.
After its four-year primary mission, the spacecraft was repurposed to observe the stars near the zodiacal constellations. Before the mission, our knowledge of planets outside our solar system that orbit a star was woefully lacking.
She says she did this to get attention and now I suspect she's going to get all she wanted and more. Many users instantly took Kavanaugh's side on Twitter , as soon as the news started coming in.
New Zealand to host 2021 Women's World Cup
Reigning champions New Zealand will host the 2021 Women's World Cup, World Rugby announced Wednesday. I think it will do a huge amount for the growth of the women's game.
Trump Announces Return of U.S. Sanctions on Iran
The country's refiners imported around 10 million barrels, or about 1.4 million tonnes, of Iranian crude in October. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin made the announcement Friday.
Oil Prices Heading For Loss On Oversupply Concerns
India, the second largest importer of Iranian oil after China , may face difficulty in supplying its huge domestic demand for oil. State Department has set November 4 as the deadline for worldwide oil buyers to stop all their oil purchases from Iran .
China leads the way as worlds billionaires get even richer
Stadler said: "What we have seen in the past is Silicon Valley invents, China copies". "They do this by leapfrogging". While there are 106 new Chinese billionaires this year, there are now 51 newly minted former Chinese billionaires.