Washington — On Friday, a US judge temporarily restored White House press credentials to CNN correspondent Jim Acosta, which were revoked following a contentious press conference with US President Donald Trump, saying there should be a due process in place for limiting a journalist’s access to the White House. US district judge Timothy Kelly, who is hearing CNN’s lawsuit challenging the revocation, ordered the White House to restore Acosta’s press pass while the case is pending. “Let’s go back to work,” Acosta said to reporters after the hearing. CNN said in a statement it “looked forward to a full resolution in the coming days” and thanked “all who have supported not just CNN, but a free, strong and independent American press”. Kelly did not address the First Amendment’s protections for freedom of speech and the press, but instead focused on due process provisions of the US constitution that provide for fair treatment through a judicial process. The White House revoked Acosta’s cre...

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