2010.11.09 - The first amendment and govt reg

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07:37:04 First Amendment and Government Regulations Freedom of the Press The First Amendment allegedly prohibits federal regulation of speech and press, yet the Communications Act of 1934 and Telecommunications Act of 1996 have imposed federal regulations Publishers of newspapers own the press and paper. Broadcasters use the broadcasting spectrum which is owned by the public Two Court Cases Red Lion Decision (1969) The Supreme Court ruled that the FCC’s rule that entitled persons attacked on a broadcast media to reply to their attackers was legal and just. (YES) Tornillo Decision (1974) – the supreme court overthrew a Florida law which gave political candidates the right to reply to printed attacks (NO) Regulated Fairness The Fairness Doctrine – in effect until 1987. Upheld by Red Lion Decision Personal Attack Rule – stations have a duty to inform individuals or groups of personal attacks Political Editorial Rule – a candidate must be given a chance to respond when a licensee (station) endorses an opponent Both rules repealed in 2000 Exceptions to the Rules FCC mandates access for ideas of public importance ONLY o Everybody has access for ideas of public importance only (well all own the air but we cannot demand airtime whenever we want) Fairness dealt with the overall programming of the station, not just one issue o There is recent movement to install something like the fair doctrine again Equal Time Doesn’t Mean Equal Time Public’s Right to Know vs. Personal Privacy NY Times vs. Sullivan (1964) o “A profound national commitment to the principle that debate on public issues should be
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