Tweaking the First Amendment for Freedom of the PressSubmitted by Jack Pelham on Tue, 06/30/2009 - 11:10
If you wanted to beef up the 1st Amendment's take on freedom of the press, how would you do it?
Here's the text (with the other issues removed for brevity):
"Congress shall make no law... abridging...the freedom...of the press;..."
So how's this going?
And given the current violations of it, how might we craft a brand new amendment in such a way as to protect the press more explicitly?
For instance, would we explicitly rule out any of these things:
- Taxation of the press
The "Fairness Doctrine"
Regulation of the Press
Regulation of the Internet
Government ownership of the press
Government grants, loans, or bailouts to the press
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