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The Resource A theory of shield laws : journalists, their sources, and popular constitutionalism, Dean C. Smith

A theory of shield laws : journalists, their sources, and popular constitutionalism, Dean C. Smith

Label
A theory of shield laws : journalists, their sources, and popular constitutionalism
Title
A theory of shield laws
Title remainder
journalists, their sources, and popular constitutionalism
Statement of responsibility
Dean C. Smith
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this history of debate over journalists' confidential sources, starting in 1894, Smith employs contemporary theories of constitutional interpretation to weave a surprising narrative melding legislature-made statutory law and court-made constitutional law. Working under the banner of ""popular constitutionalism, "" Smith tests Michael Gerhardt's theory of non-judicial precedents to illuminate the role journalists and press advocates played in shaping the path of constitutional law and giving voice to deeply felt First Amendment values. Along the way, the author corrects the historical record
Member of
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
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Smith, Dean C.
Dewey number
342.7308/53
Index
index present
LC call number
KF8959.P7
LC item number
S65 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Law & society : recent scholarship
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  • Confidential communications
  • Journalists
  • Freedom of the press
  • LAW
  • LAW
  • Confidential communications
  • Freedom of the press
  • Journalists
  • United States
Label
A theory of shield laws : journalists, their sources, and popular constitutionalism, Dean C. Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : journalists, shield laws, and popular constitutionalism -- Innovation in the 1890s : the real story behind the nation's first shield law -- Raising the stakes in 1929 : the quest for a federal shield law begins -- Pressing the First Amendment in 1968 : Annette Buchanan and the road to Branzburg v. Hayes -- Dialogue from 1972 to 1982 : talking back to branzburg in congress, the states, and courts -- Consensus in the 1990s and beyond : legislative stare decisis and the rise of super-statutes -- Where we are today : conclusions and recommendations
Control code
839389203
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781593327200
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)839389203
Label
A theory of shield laws : journalists, their sources, and popular constitutionalism, Dean C. Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : journalists, shield laws, and popular constitutionalism -- Innovation in the 1890s : the real story behind the nation's first shield law -- Raising the stakes in 1929 : the quest for a federal shield law begins -- Pressing the First Amendment in 1968 : Annette Buchanan and the road to Branzburg v. Hayes -- Dialogue from 1972 to 1982 : talking back to branzburg in congress, the states, and courts -- Consensus in the 1990s and beyond : legislative stare decisis and the rise of super-statutes -- Where we are today : conclusions and recommendations
Control code
839389203
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781593327200
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)839389203

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