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Title: Press and the Courts - Competing Principles
Corporate Author: American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 41
Sponsoring Agency: American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
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Language: English
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Annotation: This edited transcript of a public policy forum examines the role of the press under the first amendment.
Abstract: The participants discuss the competing interests of the news media, the Government, and the public, including a defendant's right to a fair trial and the press's need to protect confidential sources. Some argue that new legislative safeguards are needed to protect the press from Government searches and subpoenas. Others believe that such special immunities would lead to broadened Government regulation of the media. These and other issues are considered in terms of several recent and important judicial decisions. Participants include a former television news executive and several journalists and law professors. Legal cases are cited. (Author summary modified)
Index Term(s): Freedom of the press; Media coverage; Pretrial publicity; Right to fair trial
Note: Edited transcript of one of a series of AEI forums, held on October 3, 1978. Program participants numbered five among them John Charles Daly (moderator), Jack C. Landau, Larry L. Simms, Ralph K. Winter, Edwin Yoder. AEI Forum 26.
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