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: 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