- 2017 Application is Closed - Acton University 2017: June 20 - 23

The Press and the U.S. Constitution

Session 6 - Thursday, June 22 - 10:45 AM to 12:05 PM

Introductory Course

This lecture will examine the historical development of the press in America.  It will trace the role of the press in the revolutionary period, as well as the framers' intent underlying the free press clause of the U.S. Constitution. The lecture will also address how the Court has applied the clause over the centuries and how a free press has been seen to advance the cause of liberty.

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