TITLE

DOES "THE FREEDOM OF THE PRESS" INCLUDE A RIGHT TO ANONYMITY? THE ORIGINAL MEANING

AUTHOR(S)
Natelson, Robert G.
PUB. DATE
January 2015
SOURCE
New York University Journal of Law & Liberty;2015, Vol. 9 Issue 1, p160
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This Article examines relevant evidence to determine whether, as some have argued, the original legal force of the First Amendment's "freedom of the press" included a per se right to anonymous authorship. The Article concludes that, except in cases in which freedom of the press had been abused, it did. Thus, from an originalist point of view, Supreme Court cases such as Buckley v. Valeo and Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, which up-held statutes requiring disclosure of donors to political advertising, were erroneously decided.
ACCESSION #
101746146

 

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