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.
- Patrick Garry, Limited Government and the Bill of Rights, (University of Missouri Press, 2012)
- Patrick Garry, Scrambling for Protection: The New Media and the First Amendment, (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1994)
- Thomas Leonard, The Power of the Press: The Birth of American Political Reporting, (Oxford University Press, 1986)