Freedom of the Press: A Reference Guide to the United States Constitution

Freedom of the Press: A Reference Guide to the United States Constitution

by Lyrissa Lidsky, Robert G. Wright, R. George Wright
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313315973

ISBN-13: 9780313315978

Pub. Date: 11/30/2004

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

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

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313315978
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/30/2004
Series:
Reference Guides to the United States Constitution Series, #10
Pages:
198
Product dimensions:
6.32(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.86(d)

Table of Contents

Series Foreword by Jack Stark

Acknowledgments

Introduction

The Text and History of the First Amendment

First Amendment Theory and Method

Prior Restraints

Content-Based Restrictions on the Media

Content-Neutral Regulation of the Press

Liability for Publications that Harm Reputation: Defamation

Liability for Publications that Invade Privacy or Inflict Emotional Distress

Liability for Publications that Inflict Physical Harm on Unconsenting or Vulnerable Persons

Investigative Newsgathering and "Neutral Limits" on Press Rights

Police Operations and Newsgathering-Hindrance, Assistance and the First Amendment

Press Access to Persons, Sites, Proceedings, and Documents

Table of Cases

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