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Stanford Daily, the Court heldthat the First Amendment does not protect the press and its newsrooms from theissuance of otherwise valid search warrants.
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Vopper, the Court held that,even when a statute is directed at deterring unlawful conduct (e.g., theinterception of telephone conversations) and not at penalizing the content ofpress reports, it nevertheless constitutes a “naked prohibition” on thedissemination of information by the press that is “fairly characterized as aregulation of pure speech” in violation of the First Amendment.
Significantly, however, the Court has taken great pains to anoint the press with First Amendment-based rights and immunities beyondthose enjoyed by any speaker, “lonely pamphleteer” (see
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is a landmark, not just because it was the Court’s firstdecision to invoke the press clause, but because it established a fundamentalprecept of constitutional law — that once the press has gotten its hands oninformation that it deems to be newsworthy, the government can seldom, if ever,prevent that information from being published.
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Minnesota, ratified the Blackstonianproposition that a prior restraint — a legal prohibition on the press’s abilityto publish information in its possession — will almost always violate the FirstAmendment.
The Williamsburg Charter on the First Amendment
Incontrast, although the Court in the early part of the last century hadconsidered the First Amendment claims of political dissidents with somefrequency, it took nearly 150 years after the adoption of the Bill of Rights,and the First Amendment along with it, for the Court to issue its firstdecision based squarely on the freedom of the press.
THE 1988 WILLIAMSBURG CHARTER ON THE FIRST AMENDMENT
Sullivan and concludedthat the “central meaning of the First Amendment” embraces as well a rejectionof the law of seditious libel — i.e., the power of the sovereign to imposesubsequent punishments, from imprisonment to criminal fines to civil damages,on those who criticize the state and its officials.
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Martinez, "The FirstAmendment serves not only the needs of the polity but also those of the humanspirit — a spirit that demands self-expression."
First Amendment (U.S. Constitution) - The New York Times
These testimonials will be used as part of an educational video series, and the participation of librarians is key to making this project informative and genuine. With actual testimonials from working librarians, who are fighting for free expression in towns and cities across the country, we can create a resource that will show the good work being done in our nation's libraries, and present a living document of First Amendment advocacy for years to come.