Prior Restraint

The Florida Star v. B.J.F.

The Florida Star v. B.J.F — Wrote amici curiae briefs filed in the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing that a Florida statute prohibiting publication of a rape victim's name violates the First Amendment and that a violation of the statute constitutionally cannot support a $100,000 award for emotional distress. discovery documents.

Butterworth v. Smith

Butterworth v. Smith — Wrote amici curiae brief filed in the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of nine media organizations, arguing that a state statute prohibiting grand jury witnesses from commenting publicly on their testimony, even after the grand jury has adjourned, is an unconstitutional prior restraint on speech.

The News Media and the Courts

Buenos Aires & LaPlata, Argentina, September 15 - 18, 1992. Designed and led series of seminars for judges, lawyers, journalists and law and journalism students as Argentina prepared for oral, public criminal trials. Sponsored by USIA’s U.S. Speakers Program. The Role of the Press in a Democratic Society — Montevideo, Uruguay, September 20 - 21, 1992. Designed and led seminar for judges and lawyers on issues such as censorship, libel, invasion of privacy, media coverage of the courts and protecting confidential sources. Sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development.

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