He filed a case in federal court on Tuesday, citing President Trump and Secretary of State Stephanie Grisham as defendants and claiming that the White House violated his constitutional right to due process.
Karem, who is also a political analyst at CNN, has been at odds with the White House stemming from his July 11 row at the Rose Garden with former Trump adviser Sebastian Gorky.
Butros takes a similar approach in this case as well.
In a statement on Tuesday, he said the case was "a plea from a federal district court in Washington, DC, to order an immediate reinstatement of Playboy White House press correspondent Brian Karem and enjoy the ongoing breach his First and Rights of the Fifth Amendment. We are sure that the latest criminal and lawless actions of the administration against a journalist will not endure and we expect our day in court. "
Grisham said on Tuesday in a statement that he stands by his decision to stop Difficult th pass of Karem.
"The purpose of the hard line is to provide access to the White House so that members of the press can report and ask questions to staff members who ask questions," she said. "Mr Karem does not use the access he has granted for journalistic purposes ̵
The judge appointed in the case is Federal District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, appointed to Obama. Judge Timothy Kelly, appointed to Trump, deals with the Acosta case.
In another similarity to the Acosta dispute, Karem submitted a motion
But Karem may face a steeper set of obstacles, something like Grisham followed a process that was put together last fall after a battle in court. Acosta.
This process established a paper route and probably some due process that was disputed in the case of Acosta.
But probably Karem and Boutrus claim that
"The suspension is arbitrary, illegal and unconstitutional," Karem's complaint to the DC District Court says.
He also seeks to put the one-month suspension in a broader context: "President Trump has a history of using cancellation or the threat of hard-cancellation to try to stifle speech and report dislike . "
Karem, a colonist and veteran editor, is a highly controversial figure in the White House press. Critics say his aggressive behavior is hurting his cause and the press as a whole. But his fans admire his stupid Q&A interrogation with aides to Trump and the White House.
After its one-month suspension was formally official last week, the White House Correspondents Association said it was "deeply concerned about the White House press secretary's decision to break the firm member's 30-day omission. "
" Such a move can have a chilling effect on working journalists. As we said before, we believe that everyone should be professional in the White House, "the association said.
The reference to professional conduct implies that both Karem and Gorka, a political assistant turned right-wing radio, are involved.
The two men exchanged words in the Rose Garden after a brief speech by the president.Gork and other pro-Trump media boosters were in the audience; Karem was watching on the sidelines.
Karem tried to ask Trump a question; in the crowd; then he did it "A group of people who are impatient for demonic possession," Karem said. Some of those present seemed to be laughing. But Gorky responded angrily and asked if Karem was really a journalist.
Karem waved Gorky at him and said, "Come here and talk to me, brother. We can go out and have a long conversation."  The two men briefly traded barbs, saying, "you are not a journalist, you are puncher. "
Videos of the incident went viral on social media and both men were criticized for their behavior.