Media Law and Ethics

ISBN-10: 0805850821
ISBN-13: 9780805850826
Edition: 2nd 2008 (Revised)
Authors: Roy L. Moore
List price: $52.95
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List price: $52.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/20/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

This new edition of the casebook includes extensive excerpts from 25 major decisions by the Supreme Court of the United States in media law or related to media law. The cases are presented in the order in which they are discussed in the third edition of Media Law and Ethics by Roy L. Moore and Michael D. Murray, but the casebook is designed to be used as a supplemental text in any media law course. Each case includes a brief overview and has been edited to delete detailed citations and highly technical material. However, every effort has been made to preserve the Court's original language, including its recitation of the facts, its reasoning and the holding in the case. Most of the cases also include excerpts from the Court's syllabus, a summary prepared by the Court's Reporter of Decisions. A few of the cases include excerpts from concurring and/or dissenting opinions, where those opinions illustrate the complexity of the case or were influential in later decisions.

Roy. L. Moore (Ph.D. University of Wisconsin Madison; J.D. Georgia State Unviersity) is Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of Mass Communication at Georgia College & State University. He earlier served as Associate Dean in the College of Communications and Information Studies and Professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Kentucky, where he also served as a Faculty Trustee on the Board of Trustees and Executive Director of the First Amendment Center. He is a practicing attorney and a national authority on libel law and First Amendment issues. During 2001- 2002 he was an American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow at the University of Georgia. He chaired the Law Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication and was named a �Great Teacher� by the University of Kentucky Alumni Association.Michael D. Murray (Ph.D. University of Missouri Columbia) is the University of Missouri Board of Curators� Distinguished Professor and teaches on the St. Louis campus. He has taught at Virginia Tech and the University of Louisville, at which he founded the Department of Communication and also held post-doctoral fellowships at Stanford University, University of London and Cambridge University. He is a national authority on the history of broadcast news and regulatory issues and has been honored for teaching excellence by every major academic communication organization including the National Communication Association, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, American Journalism Historians Association and the International Radio & Television Society. He recently served as founding director of the Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas and is author or editor of seven books. He is currently the review and criticism editor for the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media.

Sources and Types of American Law
Marbury v. Madison (1803) [authority of federal judiciary]
The U.S. Legal System
Tory et al. v. Cochran (2005) [mootness-libel]
The Judicial Process
J.E.B. v. Alabama ex rel. T.B. (1994) [jury selection-gender]
Victor v. Nebraska and Sandoval v. California (1994) [jury instructions-beyond a reasonable doubt]
Prior Restraint
Near v. Minnesota (1931) [constitutionality of state statute imposing prior restraint on publications]
United States v. Eichman and United States v. Haggerty (1990) [First Amendment protection for flag burning]
City of Ladue v. Gilleo (1994) [prior restraint on residential sign]
Morse v. Frederick (2007) [prior restraint on high school expression]
Corporate and Commercial Speech
Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. v. Public Service Commission of New York (1980) [First Amendment protection for commercial speech]
Florida Bar v. Went For It, Inc. (1995) [regulation of mail solicitations by attorneys]
Watchtower Bible & Tract Society of New York v. Village of Stratton (2002) [regulation of door-to-door canvassing by religious groups]
Johanns, Secretary of Agriculture v. Livestock Marketing Association (2005) [constitutionality of federal agricultural checkoff program to promote beef consumption]
Electronic Mass Media and Telecommunications
Red Lion Broadcasting v. Federal Communications Commission (1969) [regulation of broadcasting-Fairness Doctrine]
Turner Broadcasting System v. Federal Communications Commission (Turner Broadcasting II) (1997) [regulation of cable television-"must-carry provisions"]
New York Times v. Sullivan (1964) [actual malice rule-public officials]
Gertz v. Robert Welch (1974) [state standards-private individuals]
Hustler v. Falwell (1988) [intentional infliction of emotional distress]
Indecency, Obscenity and Pornography
Miller v. California (1973) [test for obscenity]
Ashcroft v. Free Speech Coalition (2002) [1996 Child Pornography Prevention Act-computer-simulated images]
Right of Privacy
Florida Star v. B. J. F. (1989) [public records-publication of rape victim's name]
Gonzaga University v. Doe (2002) [civil damages for violation of privacy under Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA)]
Press and Public Access to the Judicial Processes, Records, Places and Meetings
Richmond Newspapers v. Virginia (1980) [First Amendment right of access to criminal trials]
Chandler v. Florida (1981) [free press v. fair trial-cameras in the courtroom]
Intellectual Property
Moseley and Moseley v. V Secret Catalogue (2003) [proof of trademark dilution under the Federal Trademark Dilution Act of 1995 (FTDA)]
Eldred v. Ashcroft (2002) [constitutionality of Copyright Term Extension Act of 1998]

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