Should news providers be allowed to publish stories that may prove embarrassing to the United States government? This was the question the United States Supreme Court had to consider in the case of NEW YORK TIMES V. UNITED STATES in 1971. Author D. J. Herda examines the mood of the country during this time, along with the ideas and arguments behind this landmark case. Presented in a lively, thought-provoking overview, Herda brings to life the people and events of this decision maintaining freedom of the press.
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Gr 6 Up--Thorough, objective presentations that discuss the events subsequent to famous Supreme Court decisions, the sentiment of the country at the time, and the people involved in the litigation. New York Times deals with the issue of censorship and national security; Miranda discusses the rights of the accused, a subject perhaps of more compelling interest to young people. Herda's book includes an abundance of information, but reads like a textbook; Riley's lively coverage of specific events contributes to the readability of her book. The information is available in a number of reference sources such as Maureen Harrison and Steve Gilbert's Landmark Decisions of the United States Supreme Court (Excellent, 1991). However, the language in these series entries is more accessible to students, making them useful for reports. Both volumes include average-quality black-and-white photographs of key players and documents. Useful additions where there is a need.
Ann M. Burlingame, North Regional Library, Raleigh, NC
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Book Description Enslow Publishers, 1994. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0894904906