Unformatted text preview: undermine the ability of the press to gather news, but wrote that, "from the beginning of the country, the press has operated without constitutional protection for press informants, and the press has flourished." The court did not question the significance of free speech, press, or assembly to the country’s welfare. The sole issue is the obligation of reporters to respond to grand jury subpoenas as other citizens do and to answer questions relevant to an investigation into the commission of crime. He said that we also do not expect that courts will forget that grand juries must operate within the limits of the First Amendment. Concurring Justice Powell emphasized the “limited nature” of the decision....
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- Fall '08
- First Amendment to the United States Constitution, grand jury, unlawful drug activities, federal grand juries