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This work discusses the major court decisions that answer the important questions affecting freedom of the press, providing illustrations and examples that give insight into this complex body of law. The clear and concise style of the book makes it an essential guide for all those interested in freedom of the press.
The book begins with an analysis of the text of the First Amendment and demonstrates how the seemingly simple text has given rise to complicated issues and interpretations. It also discusses the historical evolution of our current understanding of the justifications offered to protect freedom of expression. A number of important questions that have arisen in First Amendment law are discussed in detail.
|Ch. 1||The text and history of the First Amendment||1|
|Ch. 2||First Amendment theory and method||15|
|Ch. 3||Prior restraints||23|
|Ch. 4||Content-based restrictions on the media||33|
|Ch. 5||Content-neutral regulation of the press||53|
|Ch. 7||Liability for publications that invade privacy or inflict emotional distress||91|
|Ch. 8||Legal regulation of harmful media effects on unconsenting or vulnerable persons||107|
|Ch. 9||Investigative newsgathering and "neutral limits" on press rights||125|
|Ch. 10||Police operations and the press : hindrance, assistance, and the First Amendment||139|
|Ch. 11||Press access to persons, sites, proceedings, and documents||149|