Whither Freedom of the Press?

17 Pages Posted: 11 Jan 2012 Last revised: 1 May 2012

Date Written: April 3, 2012


The essay is a critique of the treatment of the freedom of the press clause in the Supreme Court's opinion in Citizens United. It is a critique, also, of the decision's originalist underpinnings as recently elaborated by Professor Eugene Volokh.

Keywords: First Amendment, freedom of the press, freedom of speech, government speech, constitution, bill of rights, press, journalism, Originalism, functionalism, Supreme Court, press independence

Suggested Citation

Bezanson, Randall P., Whither Freedom of the Press? (April 3, 2012). 97 Iowa L. Rev. 1259, 2012, U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-01, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1982616

Randall P. Bezanson (Contact Author)

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