The Fourth Estate and the Constitution: Freedom of the Press in America

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'The Fourth Estate and the Constitution, written in a lively, colloquial style by someone who knows how to tell a good story, is not only a thoughtful discussion of press freedom but also enjoyable to read...Powe's suggestions..merit careful consideration by anyone concerned about freedom of the press.'--Herman Schwartz, New York Times Book Review
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Overview

'The Fourth Estate and the Constitution, written in a lively, colloquial style by someone who knows how to tell a good story, is not only a thoughtful discussion of press freedom but also enjoyable to read...Powe's suggestions..merit careful consideration by anyone concerned about freedom of the press.'--Herman Schwartz, New York Times Book Review
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This admirable although jargon-laden survey provides revealing insights into the history of media rights. (Aug.)
Library Journal
Similar in style and intent to Powe's American Broadcasting and the First Amendment ( LJ 7/87), this first-rate study explores the constitutional dynamics of American press freedom. Initial chapters examine historical attitudes and precedents from the early days of the republic to the Pentagon Papers case. Then the major contemporary legal issues confronting the press--libel, prior restraints, access to sources and information, and oligopolistic tendencies--receive extended treatment. The book concludes with an impressive theoretical analysis of the press's role today, with an emphasis on the Supreme Court's landmark 1974 Miami Herald v. Tornillo decision. Powe, a law professor (Univ. of Texas), has produced a virtuoso work of value to specialists and informed laypeople alike. For larger public and academic libraries.--Kenneth F. Kister, Tampa, Fla.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520080386
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 10/2/1992
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 372
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.83 (d)

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