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The disputed subject of placing television cameras in the U.S. Supreme Court has evoked passion for decades on both sides of the argument, with – no surprise – the justices’ “no” winning out.
It’s important to examine “threats” against the press with a sense of history..
It’s open season on paparazzi in celebrity-laden states as legislatures gear up to protect the rich and famous. Most recently, the Hawaii legislature was so grateful that Steven Tyler purchased a home on Maui that they named an anti-paparazzi bill after him
Much attention has been focused in recent days on the Obama administration’s semi-secret “drone” program and on reports of covert surveillance and lethal attacks on terrorist targets in the Middle East and elsewhere.
The use of such deadly force through the use of remotely piloted aircraft by the U.S. military certainly deserves scrutiny – as does [...]
Maryland legislator’s bill to prohibit newspapers from publishing information about firearm owners is a baffling backlash against a New York paper’s release of such public records.
Expect Congress to revisit the free-speech and free-press issues surrounding news sources and the leaking of secrets and classified documents.
The best protection for a free press is professionalism, and much of the news reporting on the horrible school shootings has fallen short of the basic standard of accuracy vital to journalism.
John Silva’s legacy is a reshaped identity of our modern free press, both in how it reports the news and in what the news-viewing public expects.
With a free press, what editors decide to post, publish and air should be subject to self-imposed journalistic standards and to public opinion, but not government intervention.
That virtually everything we do online can be traced has implications for our First Amendment freedoms of speech, press, petition and association.
Judge rules that the state can curb unsafe driving by photographers chasing celebrities most effectively through traffic laws, not by targeting free-press rights protected by the First Amendment.
Ruling in favor of Brentwood, Tenn., ordinance against selling street newspaper The Contributor to stopped motorists could have balanced First Amendment rights and safety interests better.
Rousing success of state Supreme Court policy is pleasing the news media, converting skeptics who initially opposed allowing broadcast and electronic coverage from courtrooms.
A government body is trying to bolster its chances of winning a lawsuit at the expense of people who commented on a website on a public issue.