Unformatted text preview: Amendment granted no special right of access to the press to government-controlled sources of information. The Court reasoned that the importance of acceptable prison conditions and the media's role of providing information afforded "no basis for reading into the Constitution a right of the public or the media to enter these institutions . . . and take moving and still pictures of inmates for broadcast purposes." Decisions Decision: 4 votes for Houchins, 3 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, Chief Justice of the United States, Houchins