...a concise, easily accessible legal reference on the Supreme Court's fair trial/free press decisions....The real value of the work, however, is the way a condensed reading of the leading cases can illuminate what may in fact be so obvious as to be overlooked. Journalism & Mass Communication QuarterlyThe careful and detailed treatment of 30 cases, especially the less well-known historical cases, makes this book a useful resource for any journalism library or journalism professor.
It also could serve as a text for a graduate history or law seminar about the issues of free press and fair trial. Portions of the book could supplement a communications law class or help students on research papers. Source UnknownCampbell takes a historical approach in analyzing the major United States Supreme Court cases relevant to the conflict between a free press and fair trial.This volume takes a historical approach in analyzing all of the major United States Supreme Court cases relevant to the conflict between a free press and fair trial. Campbell's thorough analysis, which relates 30 primary cases to each other and to nearly 70 associated supporting cases, consists of five parts: (1) legal backgrounds; (2) immediate historical circumstances giving rise to the cases; (3) complete summaries of all court opinions, concurring opinions, and dissenting opinions, often using the Justices' own words; (4) the Court's ruling; and (5) analysis of the significance of the cases.
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