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Author Easton, Eric B.

Title Mobilizing the press : defending the First Amendment in the Supreme Court / Eric B. Easton.

Published Lake Mary, Fla. : Vandeplas Publishing, 2012.
 Law Library - First Floor  KF2750 .E178 2012     AVAILABLE
Descript viii, 285 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-263) and index.
Contents Introduction. A hypothetical -- Press law and advocacy in the 18th century -- Press law and advocacy from 1800 to Near : from politics to commerce -- 20th century before Near : incorporation and the free speech precedents -- Near v. Minnesota : mobilizing the press -- Near's legacy : the publishing cases -- Branzburg v. Hayes : the press divided -- Branzburg's legacy : the newsgathering cases -- Bartnicki v. Vopper : pulling it all together -- Analysis and conclusions.
Summary "Mobilizing the Press examines the role of the press in constitutional litigation before the United States Supreme Court to shape the First Amendment doctrine that forms the legal environment in which journalists operate. The book shows that the Court has consistently ruled in favor of the press's interpretation of the First Amendment on publishing issues such as prior restraints, libel, and privacy, but has not been persuaded that the First Amendment protects newsgathering, as in reporters' privilege, cameras in courtrooms, and ride-along cases. The book focuses on three important case studies and surveys the evolution of constitutional press law before and between the case studies. It demonstrates how the institutional press has played a significant, if not always decisive, role in that evolution"--Provided by publisher.
Subject Press law -- United States.
Freedom of the press -- United States.
United States. Constitution. 1st Amendment.
Other Title Defending the First Amendment in the Supreme Court
Defending the 1st Amendment in the Supreme Court
ISBN 9781600421822 (pbk.)
1600421822 (pbk.)