Zacchini vs. Scripps-Howard Broadcasting Company

Zacchini vs. Scripps-Howard Broadcasting Company - Defense...

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Econ 404 5/12/2009 rmf34 Zacchini vs. Scripps-Howard Broadcasting Company Judge(s): Justice White Court: US Supreme Court (Location, Date): June 1977 Plaintiff: Zacchini Case Summary: Zacchini is human cannonball man, didn’t want his act taped, even after saying no taping, the Defendant broadcasted the whole act on the evening news. He suffered economic loss, wanted compensation. Went through trial, appeals, state supreme and US Supreme Court.
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Unformatted text preview: Defense: Scripps-Howard Broadcasting Company Verdict: The decision of the Ohio Supreme Court was overturned, the media may be privileged in this case, but the 1 st and 14 th amendments don’t require it to do so. Law and Economics Notes: Continuing theme of need some restrictions, or what’s the point of being a performer, what’s the point of paying to attend a performance. Sure it’s better, but still....
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