What are the First Amendment rights of press in the context of criminal investigations, and when national security is at issue? In the modern, digital age, is there even agreement on who qualifies as press? Should institutional or traditional press have greater rights over non-traditional media, including bloggers? What are the rights of media to publish material leaked from the government? Does the answer change if the media solicited the material or otherwise participated in the leak? What are the policy and legal considerations when it comes to a national media shield law? These and other questions will be addressed by our panel of experts.
The Criminal Law & Procedure Practice Group hosted this panel on "Criminal Law Enforcement versus the Free Press" on Friday, November 15, during the 2013 National Lawyers Convention.
Criminal Law: Criminal Law Enforcement versus the Free Press
12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m.
- Mr. Adam Liptak, Supreme Court Correspondent, The New York Times
- Prof. Eric M. Freedman, Maurice A. Deane Distinguished Professor of Constitutional Law, Hofstra University School of Law
- Prof. Eugene Volokh, Gary T. Schwartz Professor of Law, University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
- Hon. Michael Mukasey, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and former United States Attorney General
- Moderator: Hon. A. Raymond Randolph, United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
- Introduction: Mr. John G. Malcolm, Senior Legal Fellow, Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, The Heritage Foundation