Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1980

Keywords

free speech, free press, First Amendment, media, press, fourth estate

Subject Category

Constitutional Law | First Amendment | Law

Abstract

Responding to the trend of media rights being subjugated through the legal process, this article examines Justice Stewart's suggestion that the media should be treated with extra deference in First Amendment cases. This examination looks at the sufficiency of the press's claim of judicial harshness, whether the press should be treated differently than other speakers, and also compares press freedom in foreign nations.