TITLE

Shielding the Press

AUTHOR(S)
Califano Jr., Joseph A.
PUB. DATE
May 1973
SOURCE
New Republic;5/5/73, Vol. 168 Issue 18, p21
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on the act of reporters for shield legislation to protect them from revealing their sources and unpublished notes after the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in the Branzburg case. Report that as a result of its disappointment and understandable concern with Branzburg, much of the press decided to move their battle to the Congress; View that there are other more significant aspects to the Court's decision, which should give the press some second thoughts about jousting with First Amendment rights on the legislative turf; Details of the case; View that Branzburg firmly hitches First Amendment protection to the news gathering function of the press; Description of several other cases; Role of the Congress in this matter; View that the central right at stake here is the right of the public to be informed, the right of the press to publish is part of and in essential fulfillment of that right.
ACCESSION #
10156443

 

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