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  4. If my application for a press pass is denied, am I entitled to know why?

If my application for a press pass is denied, am I entitled to know why?

Yes. As a matter of due process, whatever the reason for denial is, the applicant is entitled to know it, and to contest the denial.  If the agency persists, it must provide the applicant with a written statement of the reasons for denial.

Sherrill v. Knight, 569 F.2d 124 (D.C. Cir. 1977).

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