The First Amendment and the Free Press: A Comment on Some New Trends and Some Old Theories
39 Pages Posted: 12 Jan 2012 Last revised: 29 Dec 2014
Date Written: January 12, 2012
Responding to the trend of media rights being subjugated through the legal process, this article examines Justice Stewart's suggestion that the media should be treated with extra deference in First Amendment cases. This examination looks at the sufficiency of the press's claim of judicial harshness, whether the press should be treated differently than other speakers, and also compares press freedom in foreign nations.
Keywords: First Amendment, media, press
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