Scrambling for Protection

The New Media and the First Amendment

The constitutional status of cyberspace will ultimately turn on the analogies, and the analogies are up for grabs. In Scrambling for Protection, Patrick Garry argues that the new electronic media look much less like twentieth-centiry broadcast networks than like the eighteenth-century printing presses that were at the core of the original understanding of the First Amendment.
Jeffrey Rosen, The New Yorker

In our age of media revolutions, Patrick M. Garry offers guidelines for constitutionally redefining the press, and maintains that the First Amendment press clause must broaden the scope of its freedoms to include the communication activities of a much larger public.

208 Pages, 6 x 9 in.

July, 1994

isbn : 9780822955825

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Patrick M. Garry

Patrick M. Garry is associate professor of law at the University of South Dakota. He is the author of numerous books, including An Entrenched Legacy: How the New Deal Constitutional Revolution Continues to Shape the Role of the Supreme Court.

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