Sonja West

University of Georgia School of Law

Professor of Law

225 Herty Drive

Athens, GA 30602

United States

http://www.law.uga.edu/academics/profiles/west.html

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (17)

1.

The Story of Me: The Underprotection of Autobiographical Speech

University of Georgia Legal Studies Research Paper No. 06-009, Washington Law Review, Vol. 84, 2007
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 02 Aug 2006
Sonja West
University of Georgia School of Law
Downloads 2,432 (7,969)

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free speech, first amendment, autobiographical speech, privacy, weblogs

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Awakening the Press Clause

UCLA Law Review, Forthcoming, UGA Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-16
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 19 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 04 Oct 2015
Sonja West
University of Georgia School of Law
Downloads 581 (64,670)

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Free Press Clause, Constitution, First Amendment, Free Speech Clause, Citizens United v. Federal Election Comm’n

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The U.S. Supreme Court's Characterizations of the Press: An Empirical Study

100 North Carolina Law Review 375 (2022), University of Utah College of Law Research Paper No. 419, University of Georgia School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2021-01
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 19 Feb 2021 Last Revised: 08 Feb 2022
RonNell Andersen Jones and Sonja West
University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law and University of Georgia School of Law
Downloads 420 (95,884)

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Media, U.S. Supreme Court, press freedom, communications, First Amendment

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Press Exceptionalism

127 Harv. L. Rev. (2014 symposium, Forthcoming), UGA Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-08
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 05 Mar 2013 Last Revised: 04 Oct 2015
Sonja West
University of Georgia School of Law
Downloads 411 (98,338)

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Freedom of the Press, First Amendment, Constitutional Law, Internet, Blogging, Social Media, Press Clause, Speech Clause, Technology, Members of the Press, Journalists, Credentials, Medium of Communication, Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. EEOC, Identification, Experience

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Concurring in Part & Concurring in the Confusion

Michigan Law Review, Vol. 104, 2006, U of Alabama Public Law Research Paper No. 07-15
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 20 Sep 2005
Sonja West
University of Georgia School of Law
Downloads 349 (118,280)

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Supreme Court, concurring, plurality, seriatim

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The Story of Us: Resolving the Face-Off between Autobiographical Speech and Information Privacy

UGA Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-014
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 10 Sep 2009
Sonja West
University of Georgia School of Law
Downloads 303 (137,571)
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Speech, information, media, disclosure, privacy

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The 'Press,' Then & Now

77 Ohio State Law Journal 49 (2016)., UGA Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015-6
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 19 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 03 Aug 2018
Sonja West
University of Georgia School of Law
Downloads 261 (160,271)

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Constitutional law, First Amendment, Freedom of the Press, communication technologies, Press Clause, Speech Clause, internet, journalism, blogs, social media, printing press

8.

The Monster in the Courtroom

Brigham Young University Law Review, Forthcoming, UGA Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-03
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 31 Jan 2013
Sonja West
University of Georgia School of Law
Downloads 228 (182,683)
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Supreme Court, cameras, press, video, television, First Amendment, Equal Protection Clause, Freedom of the Press, grandstanding

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Favoring the Press

106 Calif. L. Rev., 2018, Forthcoming, University of Georgia School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2017-04
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 09 Feb 2017 Last Revised: 24 Mar 2017
Sonja West
University of Georgia School of Law
Downloads 190 (216,151)

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Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, freedom of the press, First Amendment, constitutional law, news media corporation, Press Clause, speaker-based classifications, free speech

10.

Student Press Exceptionalism

2 Educ. L. & Pol'y Rev. 130 (2015). , UGA Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015-33
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 04 Nov 2015
Sonja West
University of Georgia School of Law
Downloads 167 (241,266)

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education law, free speech, schools, First Amendment, constitutional law, Bill of Rights, student newspaper, journalists, Tinker v. Des Moines, constitutional rights, freedom of speech, press, Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier

11.

Presidential Attacks on the Press

Missouri Law Review, Forthcoming, University of Georgia School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-38
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 16 Oct 2018
Sonja West
University of Georgia School of Law
Downloads 159 (251,449)

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First Amendment, Freedom of the Press, constitutional law, journalists, newspapers, television, news, Trump, press, President, executive branch, media, insults, threats

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The Stealth Press Clause

48 Ga. L. Rev., 729 (2014)., UGA Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-24
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 06 Sep 2014
Sonja West
University of Georgia School of Law
Downloads 112 (328,289)

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freedom of the press, Press Clause, constitutional law, First Amendment, taxation, prior restraint, defamation, Supreme Court, bloggers, internet

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The Media Exemption Puzzle of Campaign Finance Laws

U. Pa. L. Rev. Online, Vol. 164, 2016, UGA Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2016-23
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 03 Jun 2016
Sonja West
University of Georgia School of Law
Downloads 83 (397,323)

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Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, Campaign Finance, Media, Press, First Amendment, Constitutional Law, Congress, Legislation, Media Corporations, Freedom of the Press, Corporate Political Spending, Press Clause

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The Paradox of Justice John Paul Stevens

Northwestern University Law Review, Vol. 114, 2020, University of Georgia School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2020-13
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 18 May 2020
Sonja West and Dahlia Lithwick
University of Georgia School of Law and Independent
Downloads 62 (465,018)

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Justice John Paul Stevens, Supreme Court, biography, legal history

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The Disappearing Freedom of the Press

University of Utah College of Law Research Paper No. 482
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 17 Feb 2022 Last Revised: 15 Mar 2022
RonNell Andersen Jones and Sonja West
University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law and University of Georgia School of Law
Downloads 60 (472,578)

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First Amendment, U.S. Supreme Court, press, freedom of the press, media

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Suing the President for First Amendment Violations

Oklahoma Law Review, Vol. 71, 2018, University of Georgia School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-29
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 12 Sep 2018
Sonja West
University of Georgia School of Law
Downloads 48 (521,687)

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free speech, First Amendment, constitutional law, press, media, President, Donald Trump, newspapers, television, news, damages, immunity, Section 1983

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Justice Stevens, the Writer

94 Wash. U. L Rev. 1417 (2017), University of Georgia School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-18
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 01 May 2018 Last Revised: 06 May 2018
Sonja West
University of Georgia School of Law
Downloads 39 (564,831)

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Supreme Court, Justice Stevens, jurisprudence, writing