MC_3080_Slides_for_Access_to_Information_and_Places

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Access to Places and Information MC 3080
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Learning Objectives What are the First Amendment rights of access to trials, etc., afforded to media professionals? Does the press have a right to accompany law enforcement officers into private places ? What are the statutory rights of access to state information? What are the statutory rights of access
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Intrusion Bartnicki v. Vopper (U.S. 2001) Third Party Monitoring and Recording Radio broadcast a previously recorded cell phone conversation of union members discussing negotiation of teacher salaries. S: (Applied First Amendment Privilege from Florida Star v. B.J.F . ) Government cannot punish broadcasting newsworthy , truthful , lawfully obtained information . Broadcasters did not take part in illegal taping or other illegal activities. AND the content of the tape involved matters of public concern .
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Trespass and Fraud Trespass Entering private property without consent of lawful possessor OR Entering private property under circumstances of “wrongful invitation Fraud Material misstatement or omission of fact that another relies on to his or her detriment
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Trespass and Fraud Food Lion v. Cap’l Cities (4th Cir. 1999) Key Facts: Producers for ABC doctored their resumes and sought jobs at Food Lion. While working, they secretly videotaped areas not available to public Appellate Ruling: Fraud verdict reversed. Trespass verdict upheld. Damages reduced to $2.
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STATE Right-to-Know Laws All states have laws mandating the government records and meetings be
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