Hello Everyone! Next week, we’ll be discussing First Amendment Interpretations & Development of Press Freedoms. Please read Hopkins Ch2, Lisby Ch2, and be prepared to present the following cases:

Gitlow v. New York (1925)
Chaplinski v. New Hampshire (1942)
Snyder v. Phelps (2011)
Joseph Burstyn Inc. v. Wilson (1952)
US v. Zenith Radio (1926)
NBC v. US (1943)
U.S. v. Southwestern Cable (1968)
Los Angeles v. Preferred Communications (1986)
Turner Broadcasting v. FCC (1997)
U.S. v. Playboy Entertainment Group (1999)
Reno v. American Civil Liberties Union (1997)

For these legal cases, make sure you know: the parties, their claims/arguments, which court heard the case, what was the judge(s) final decision and why. Email me with any questions. See you in class!


This is my academic blog for Georgia State University’s Communication Law & Regulation course.  I am teaching two sections this Fall: 1) Mondays 4:30-7pm in Langdale Hall, and 2) Tuesdays/Thursdays 11:00am-12:15pm in Langdale Hall.  Please take a minute to check out the syllabus and term paper assignment.  See you in class!