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Freedom of the press [electronic resource] : a reference guide to the United States Constitution / Lyrissa Barnett Lidsky and R. George Wright.

By: Lidsky, Lyrissa Barnett, 1968-.
Contributor(s): Wright, R. George.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Reference guides to the United States Constitution: no. 10.Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2004Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 179 p.).ISBN: 9780313027833 (electronic bk.); 0313027838 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Freedom of the press -- United States | LAW -- Constitutional | LAW -- Public | Pressefreiheit | Verfassungsrecht | USAGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Freedom of the press.DDC classification: 342.7308/53 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
The text and history of the First Amendment -- First Amendment theory & 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.
Summary: 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.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

The text and history of the First Amendment -- First Amendment theory & 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.

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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.

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