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November 2019

Articles & Reports – Joint Committee Reports

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Espionage Act Prosecutions Against the Press

A collection of resources discussing the legislative history and statutory interpretation of the Espionage Act, assorted First Amendment issues implicated in a prosecution of the press, particular defenses under criminal law, the history of the publication of government secrets in the United States, the historical application of the Act, and more.

The Use of Releases in News and Entertainment Production

 Download Publication Prepared by the Pre-Publication/Pre-Broadcast Committee & Entertainment Law Committee, August 2011 I.          Introduction The news industry and the entertainment industry face similar legal risks with respect to their programming.  However, the industries have diverged somewhat in their practices with respect to obtaining releases.  News organizations tend not to obtain releases from subjects of…