The Hazards to the Press of Claiming a 'Preferred Position'

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William W. Van Alstyne

Duke University School of Law; William & Mary Law School

Date Written: 1977


This examination discusses the arguments used by the San Francisco Chronicle to gain access to the San Quentin federal prison, and how these argument were turned against the Chronicle in a later case, demanding the paper present both sides of its expose on the prison.

Keywords: First Amendment, media-specific

Suggested Citation

Van Alstyne, William W. and Van Alstyne, William W., The Hazards to the Press of Claiming a 'Preferred Position' (1977). Hastings Law Journal, Vol. 28, No. 3, p. 761, 1977, William & Mary Law School Legal Studies Research Paper Series No. 09-194, Available at SSRN:

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