Mass Media Law and Ethics
11 April 2012
Philadelphia Newspapers, Inc. v. Hepps Law Brief
1. Title and Citation
Philadelphia Newspapers, Inc. v. Hepps, No. 84-1491 was the deciding case in the
Philadelphia Newspapers, Inc
JoCo grand jury dismisses obscenity question involving arboretum statue, Tony Rizzo,
Kansas City Star, October 27, 2012!
In a case of obscenity, a Johnson County jury declined to issue an indictment to
Overland Park Arboretum over a ba
Tom Cruise les $50M defamation suit over Suri abandonment claim, LA Times, !
Christie D'Zurilla, October 24, 2012!
Tom Cruise has led a lawsuit against Life & Style Weekly for defamation. Cruise
claims a cover allegedly made him out to
At Fordham University, Presidents Criticism of Student Group Sparks Controversy,!
Samantha Harris, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, November 12, 2012!
At Fordham University, the university President Joseph M. McShane condem
Judge leaves Hulk Hogan sex-tape excerpts online for now, Tampa Bay Online Staff,
Tampa Bay Online, November 14, 2012!
In the case where Hulk Hogan is suing Gawker for allegedly posting his sex tape
online, Hulk Hogan asked for the judge
James Holmes case: Judge lifts gag order related to University of Colorado, !
Melanie Asmar, The Denver Westword, November 16, 2012!
In the case of Colorado v. Holmes where Holmes was charged with the mass
slaying of multiple individuals
And Tango Makes Three is a childrens book written in 2005 which is listed as the
fourth book among the Top 100 Banned and Challenged Books of the decade by the
American Library Association
Literary Journalism Critique #1
Act V, the story in Act 2 of the segment produced by Ira Glass on This American
Life, is in my opinion the definition of a great radio broadcast. It begins in a way where
first, the audience must decide for i
NY Times vs. Sullivan
Facts of the Case
Decided together with Abernathy v. Sullivan, this case concerns a full-page ad in the New York Times which alleged that the arrest of the Rev.
Martin Luther King, Jr. for perjury in Alabama was part of a campa
The Marlins Punish Political Speech, Editorial, NY Times, April 10, 2012.
Freedom of Expression
The Miami Marlins have banished their manager, Ozzie Guillen, for unfavorable political
speech. Since this is most likely this first time that a
Anne Rasmusson, Ex-Cop, Wins $1 Million Lawsuit After Colleagues Use Database To
Look At Her Photo ID, Hufngton Post Crime!
Anne Rasmusson, a former police ofcer of St. Paul, Minnesota, led and won
multiple invasion of privacy lawsuits a