Unformatted text preview: this up to relaxed scrutiny. The sheriff cannot force a paper to print a rebuttal to its editorials. Is there substantial gov't interest? Yes, private entities or newspapers have the right of free press and cannot be forced to silence their opinions. Is the law narrowly tailored? Yes, the government finds those who interfere with the dissemination of press is in direct violation of the First Amendment directly through compelled speech. Ruling: The sheriff and his deputies violated St. Mary’s Today’s First Amendment rights. By restricting the paper's freedom of speech and publishing, this is in direct violation which is unconstitutional to freedom of communication....
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- Spring '15
- Communications, First Amendment to the United States Constitution, Sheriff, st. mary, St. Mary’s County Sheriff Officers, sheriff officers