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Communication Law and Ethics (20-314): Cases

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Cases in LexisNexis Academic

Search by Citation, Parties, or Topic. If available, take advantage of the "Case in Brief" (enhanced summary).

[ legal cases ]

Search terms

"freedom of the press"

  • first amendment
  • public concern 

libel

  • false 
  • defamatory
  • harm caused

invasion of privacy:

  • "intrusion on seclusion"
  • publication of private facts

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  2. Click Search by Subject or Topic 
  3. Click Shepard's® Citations
  4. Enter the citation for the case
  5. Click the Shepard's® signal on the top left
AVOID cases that have a "stop sign" symbol.  They have been overturned by a higher court and cannot be cited as a legal precedent. 

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Practice

Find the case TEXAS v. JOHNSON, 491 U.S. 397 decided 1989.

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