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Sunday, January 17, 2010

No Content-Based Regulation of the Press

In Miami Herald Publishing Co. v. Tornillo, the Supreme Court overturned a Florida state law which required newspapers that criticized political candidates to also publish the candidates' response. The state claimed it had passed the law to ensure journalistic responsibility. The court found that the First Amendment mandates freedom, not responsibility. This is my illustration of the ruling.
I have only one more First Amendment illustration to complete. Up next: Abstract Nouns!

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