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

19

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Scholarly Papers (19)

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 2,456 (11,059)

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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 623 (81,466)

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

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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 459 (118,131)

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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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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: 22 Mar 2023
RonNell Andersen Jones and Sonja West
University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law and University of Georgia School of Law
Downloads 458 (118,426)

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

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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 374 (149,473)

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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 325 (174,088)
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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 296 (192,197)

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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 249 (228,852)
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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 221 (256,648)

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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.

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: 06 Sep 2022
RonNell Andersen Jones and Sonja West
University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law and University of Georgia School of Law
Downloads 206 (273,983)

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

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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 206 (273,983)

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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

12.

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 184 (303,153)

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

13.

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 138 (385,974)

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

14.

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 113 (449,409)

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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

15.

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 71 (603,025)

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

16.

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 69 (612,399)

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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 53 (696,934)

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Supreme Court, Justice Stevens, jurisprudence, writing

18.

Presuming Trustworthiness

University of Georgia School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2023-9, Florida Law Review, Forthcoming, University of Utah College of Law Research Paper No. 570
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 11 Sep 2023 Last Revised: 06 Oct 2023
RonNell Andersen Jones and Sonja West
University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law and University of Georgia School of Law
Downloads 42 (768,586)

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Supreme Court, press function, media, press-speaker trustworthiness, Roberts Court, speaker protection

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Supreme Court Ideology and the Press

University of Georgia School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2024-3, University of Utah College of Law Research Paper No. 597
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 15 Mar 2024 Last Revised: 15 May 2024
RonNell Andersen Jones and Sonja West
University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law and University of Georgia School of Law
Downloads 27 (889,199)

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Supreme Court, press, press freedom, press positivity, empirical research, liberal justices, conservative justices, trends, ideology, First Amendment, Constitutional Law