The Editor and the Law

The Legal System

The First Amendment


Defenses against Libel

Constitutional Defenses


Defenses against Invasion of Privacy Charges

News Gathering

Constant Vigilance


Editors today live in a world of litigation. The United States has become a society that places increasing reliance on the judicial system. Our law schools are graduating more lawyers than many legal experts believe are necessary to service the system. Congress, the federal bureaucracy, state legislatures, and city and county governments continue to fill volumes of statute books with new laws and regulations. Citizens are turning to the courts more frequently for redress of their grievances. Editors find themselves ...

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