Unformatted text preview: Conclusion: The Supreme Court held that the statute authorizing the injunction was unconstitutional as applied. History had shown that the protection against previous restraints was at the heart of the First Amendment. The Court held that the statutory scheme constituted a prior restraint and hence was invalid under the First Amendment. Thus the Court established as a constitutional principle the doctrine that, with some narrow exceptions such as troop movements, obscenities, and community security, the government could not censor or otherwise prohibit a publication in advance, even though the communication might be punishable after publication in a criminal or other proceeding....
View Full Document
- Spring '10
- Law, Supreme Court of the United States, First Amendment to the United States Constitution, free press provision, scandal sheet