Unformatted text preview: Amendment? Conclusion: No. The Court found that requiring reporters to disclose confidential information to grand juries served a "compelling" and "paramount" state interest and did not violate the First Amendment. Justice White argued that since the case involved no government intervention to impose prior restraint, and no command to publish sources or to disclose them indiscriminately, there was no Constitutional violation. The fact that reporters receive information from sources in confidence does not privilege them to withhold that information during a government investigation; the average citizen is often forced to disclose information received in confidence when summoned to testify in court. Decisions Decision: 5 votes for Hayes, 4 vote(s) against Legal provision: Amendment 1: Speech, Press, and Assembly...
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- Spring '10
- Supreme Court of the United States, First Amendment to the United States Constitution, Branzburg