The First Amendment and the Free Press: A Comment on Some New Trends and Some Old Theories
William W. Van Alstyne
William & Mary Law School
January 12, 2012
Hofstra Law Review, Vol. 9, No. 1, 1980
William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-204
Responding to the trend of media rights being subjugated through the legal process, this article examines Justice Stewart's suggestion that the media should be treated with extra deference in First Amendment cases. This examination looks at the sufficiency of the press's claim of judicial harshness, whether the press should be treated differently than other speakers, and also compares press freedom in foreign nations.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 39
Keywords: First Amendment, media, pressAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: January 12, 2012 ; Last revised: January 22, 2012
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