Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science (MS)
Journalism and Mass Communications
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
Number of Pages
South Dakota State University
Schwartz, Thomas A., "A Study of the Relationship Between the Ideological Tendencies of United States Supreme Court Cases Affecting the Press, 1946-1974" (1977). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 5111.