Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date

1977

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Journalism and Mass Communications

Abstract

Analysis of United States Supreme Court decision-making in cases affecting the press is important to communication law because many significant aspects of the court’s political behavior cannot be studied by reading the opinions of the court. The great volume of cases and range of issues simply preclude meaningful analysis except when subjected to the quantitative techniques of data processing and measurement. The hypotheses are: 1. Basic attitudes of Supreme Court justices contribute to their voting behavior. 2. Basic attitudes of Supreme Court justices in civil liberties cases. 3. Basic attitudes of Supreme Court justices toward press issues contribute to their voting behavior in press cases.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

United States. Supreme Court

Press law -- United States

Freedom of the press -- United States

Format

application/pdf

Number of Pages

380

Publisher

South Dakota State University

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