|Production Date:||August 4 2010|
In order to prevent specific materials from being published or to halt ongoing publication, the government may attempt to exercise prior restraint on speech in the form of an injunction or an alternate government order. In his second course with Lawline.com, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel of the New York Times, George Freeman, discusses the cases in which prior restraints are often issued and the law’s general aversion to this form of censorship. Mr. Freeman discusses The New York Times Co. v. United States, the pinnacle case involving the issue of prior restraint and national security, and provides behind the scenes information on decisions made by Times staff members and attorneys regarding whether or not to publish the imfamous Pentagon Papers. Additionally, he reviews other noteworthy prior restraint cases involving Manuel Noriega, Kobe Bryant, William Kennedy Smith, Johnny Cochran and J.D. Salinger. Other topics of interest include the intersection of prior restraints and the Sixth Amendment, the dissemination of information gathered in pretrial discovery, and libel, defamation, and privacy cases. Concluding with a discussion of the unique position of prior restraints in the copyright arena, Mr. Freeman provides incredible insights to this controversial area of the law.
I. Introduction to Prior Restraints
II. New York Times Co. v. United States
III. Prior Restraints & the Judicial Process
IV. Prior Restraint Statutes
V. Prior Restraints, Libel, & Privacy
VI. Prior Restraint & Copyright
Jenna (Astoria, NY)
Excellent topic and subject matter covered.
frank (las vegas, NV)
Larned (Laguna Niguel, CA)
Tony (North Bethesda, MD)
Very good speaker.
A E (Portland, OR)
Adam (Sydney, NSW, TS)
Very good presenter.
Holly (Seattle, WA)
I really like this instructor--would watch more of his videos.
Carmen (Bellevue, WA)
Michelle (Woodinville, WA)
I work in the news industry, so this was particularly interesting - glad to see diverse topics like this available on Lawline.com, with attorneys such as George Freeman.
Pamela (Tukwila, WA)
Very interesting subject, which I previously knew nothing about.
Bernard (Los Angeles, CA)
Diane (New York, NY)
Another interesting lecture. Excellent speaker.
Kathleen (South Bend, WA)
very interesting speaker - gave an excellent presentation
Robert (Ballston Lake, NY)
Outstanding presentation. Pentagon Papers discussion was exceptional.
Gerard (hicksville, NY)
well done lecture good speaker i really enjoyed this program its an important topic
Mary (Atherton, CA)
Excellent speaker who provides fascinating background on some of the seminal Supreme Court cases in this area.
Fredda (Chicago, IL)
Great presentation on a very interesting area of the law, with fascinating details on one of the most famous cases in the area.
Raymond (Bedford, NY)
William (Chicago, IL)
Good review of recent history.
Kevin (Seattle, WA)
This was a great one hour review of prior restraints law, an issue I have not confronted since law school.
Scott (Seattle, WA)
Very interesting about the inexperience levels of the litigators in the Pentagon Papers court appearances.
stephen (forest hills, NY)
James (Oakland, CA)
Made more interesting by using examples in the public consciousness.
John (Lake Oswego, OR)
really good! I enjoyed it very much!
George (Pelham, NY)
very well done
Debra (Santa Fe, NM)
A pleasure to listen to.
Sharon (New York, NY)
Michael (Oswego, NY)
I especially enjoyed the lengthy treatment given to the Pentagon Papers case.
Jeffrey (San Carlos, CA)
Good review of First Amendment issues.
Gary (Welches, OR)
Ken (Maple Valley, WA)
Awesome CLE. Brings me back to the philosophical debates during law school.
Bogdan (Federal Way, WA)
Excellent. Speaker knows the subject extremely well and has great speaking skills.
Rebecca (Fremont, CA)
This speaker is fantastic.
Edward (Newark, NJ)
Was almost completely focused on press issues, not general speech issues
Chandara (Faifax, VA)
Excellent speaker/presentation and great powerpoint slides! This is the second CLE I've done with Mr. Freeman as the speaker in which his lectures are always very interesting and easy to follow along.
Kent (Redmond, WA)
This guy is great.
Kathleen (Tumwater, WA)
Very good hands-on perspective from the speaker.
Linda (Washington, DC)
This speaker is excellent! The subject matter is very interesting and completely covered by the speaker. I hope this speaker does lots of other courses!
Amber (Seattle, WA)
Like this presenter--stories are great and ties into law very well.
Harriet (Poulsbo, WA)
Interesting, especially the segment on the Daniel Elsberg papers. I had forgotten much of that case, so it was good to be reminded.
Elliot (Seattle, WA)
Patricia (Sag Harbor, NY)
Fascinating historical review of this aspect of the First Amendment. Excellent speaker.
Neil (COUPEVILLE, WA)
Enjoyed the topic and presentation very much, thank you.
K. Jaak (Bogota, NJ)
The "insider" details about the cases were very interesting.
Alberto (Villa Park, CA)
Very informative, great presentation.
Beth (Winter Park, FL)
really interesting, and covers the issue in several different contexts
Robert (Lake Worth, FL)
Fascinating; great primer.
Carolyne (Larchmont, NY)
I was familiar with alot of the material and major cases already, but this still held my interest and was a good review. Speaker very good.
Patrick (Warren, MI)
Interesting topic. Great speaker.
Courtland (San Diego, CA)
One of the best Lawline lecturers.
Troy (Glendale, CA)
George (Mt. Vernon, NY)
Fascinating. This and his defamation course are 2 of the best courses I've taken anywhere. I hope he offers more courses in the future.
Sandra E. (Tallahassee, FL)
Made the legal distinctions very clear.
Tamir (New York, NY)
Kris (Bayport, NY)
This speaker is one of the more interesting presenters and holds the listener's interest well.
John (Orlando, FL)
Warren (New York, NY)
Dede (Tampa, FL)
William (Seattle, WA)
Robert (Stamford, CT)
Excellent background on Pentagon Papers case!
Stephen (SYRACUSE, NY)
Particularly interesting because of anecdotal first source of information behind key cases; very conversational
Roy (Tallahassee, FL)
Great course by a very knowledgeable and experienced speaker
Tito (San Francisco, CA)
Ross (San Francisco, CA)
Very well done and interesting
Jeannie (San Francisco, CA)
Very confident presentation and informative.
Thomas (Kensington, CA)
Very good narrative on "Pentagon Papers" Cases.
Leah (Portland, OR)
Very interesting! My favorite so far.
Retha (Cataula, GA)
Excellent discussion of key cases with additional background information.
Aaron (Portland, OR)
Very interesting background information on the Pentagon Papers case, and Mr. Freeman was dead-on predicting that a similar case (Wikileaks) would be online today.
George (Chicago, IL)
Robert (Denver, CO)
Extremely interesting and timely. Great presentation with background information concerning well known cases.
joseph (brooklyn, NY)
excellent. highly informative
Peter (Deer Park, NY)
Very interesting topic.
howard (bath, NY)
An interesting seminar, explaining in detail the difficulty of obtaining prior restraints, except, notably, in the area of copyright law.
Bret (DFW Airport, TX)
This was a fantastic overview of the basic issues on limitations of free speech.
Robert (New York, NY)
Outstanding presentation by Freeman.