freedom of the press

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Media Law: Overview

Freedom of the press is a fundamental liberty guaranteed by the First Amendment of the Constitution. As such, courts and legislative bodies have been hesitant to infringe upon the freedom of press. In fact, there are numerous state...

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Definition

In First Amendment law, prior restraint is government action that prohibits speech or other expression before the speech happens. .

Overview

Prior restraint typically happens in a few ways. It may be a statute or regulation that...