Criminalized making false statements that were critical of the federal government
Congress lets act expire, Jefferson pardons all convicted under Sedition Act
Patterson v. Colorado
Congress passes the Sedition Act, which forbids spoken or printed criticism of the U.S. government, the Constitution or the flag
Printed statements could be punished after printed but not allowed to be censored before
Obscenity to be defined by community standards.
First Amendment protects the publication of all statements, about the conduct of public officials
Gave person who was attacked right to respond publicly on the station
Pentagon Papers Trial
Reporters do not have the right to withhold their sources from the authorities
Severe scrutiny toward everyday citizens deemed unconstitutional.
Freedom of Press should not impede a fair trial.
Schools have the right to censor school sponsored publications.
The First Amendment did not bar a promissory estoppel suit against the press
Terrorist attacks on the satirical, French newspaper Charlie Hebdo.