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Title The First Amendment, freedom of the press : its constitutional history and the contemporary debate / edited by Garrett Epps
Edition First American paperback edition
Published Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2008


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Description 366 pages ; 23 cm
Series Bill of Rights series
Bill of Rights series
Contents Areopagitica / John Milton -- An apology for printers / Benjamin Franklin -- Cato's letters / Cato -- Letters from Andrew Bradford / Andrew Bradford -- In defense of John Peter Zenger / Andrew Hamilton -- Libels, liberty of the press / William Blackstone -- The federalist no. 84 / Alexander Hamilton -- Reply to the Pennsylvania minority / Noah Webster -- Letter to Edward Carrington / Thomas Jefferson -- The Virginia report of 1799 / James Madison -- From Democracy in America / Alexis de Tocqueville -- Contempt of court : Patterson v. Colorado -- Publishing dissenting views in wartime : Frohwerk v. United States -- Prior restraint : Near v. Minnesota -- The press and the taxes on knowledge : Grosjean v. American Press Co. -- The end of seditious libel : New York Times v. Sullivan -- Censorship and national security : New York Times v. United States -- Is there a journalist's privilege? : Branzburg v. Hayes -- Narrowing obscenity : Miller v. California -- Newspapers and the right of reply : Miami Herald v. Tornillo -- Broadcast licensees and fairness : Red Lion Broadcasting Co. v. F.C.C. -- Free press and fair trial : Nebraska Press Assn. v. Stuart -- Reporting on judicial discipline : Landmark Commcns. v. Virginia -- Prior restraint and the end of the world : United States v. Progressive, Inc. -- Pornography and women's rights : American Booksellers Assn., Inc. v. Hudnut -- Offensive parody : Hustler Magazine v. Falwell -- Access to criminal trials : Richmond Newspapers, Inc. v. Virginia -- Promises of confidentiality as contracts : Cohen v. Cowles Media -- Free speech on the Internet : Reno v. American Civil Liberties Union -- The Bill of Rights / Hugo L. Black -- From Toward a general theory of the First Amendment / Thomas Emerson -- Neutral principles and some First Amendment problems / Robert Bork -- Or of the press / Potter Stewart -- Scope of the First Amendment freedom of speech / C. Edwin Baker -- -- From the preface to The emergence of a free press / Leonard Levy -- Rethinking prior restraint / John Calvin Jefferies -- Or of the [Blog] / Paul Horwitz
Summary "The press in the United States is freer than in any other country in the world and virtually any country in history. American courts give critics of society and government extraordinary freedom to disseminate views that are unpopular, subversive, and even hateful. How did freedom of the press evolve over the centuries? What values does American press freedom claim to serve today, and what challenges will this right face in the twenty-first century? These are some of the important questions addressed in this thorough yet accessible volume on one of our most important freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment."
"Garrett Epps has selected material from among the most significant historical and contemporary writings on this topic, in addition to offering excerpts from major court decisions on freedom of the press for this outstanding collection. Beginning with a history of the idea of press freedom in England and America, he includes classic essays by John Milton, Thomas Jefferson, and Alexis de Tocqueville, among others. A selection of landmark judicial decisions follows, spanning the twentieth century and including such major issues as censorship versus national security, protection for reporters' sources, and the definition of obscenity. A section of contemporary essays includes contributions by Justice Hugo Black, Justice Potter Stewart, Alexander Meiklejohn, Judge Robert Bark, and others."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Freedom of the press -- United States.
Freedom of the press -- United States -- History.
Author Epps, Garrett.
LC no. 2007051796
ISBN 9781591025634