Publications of Byers, F.

Shattuck J, Byers F. An Egalitarian Interpretation of the First Amendment. Harvard Civil Rights Civil Liberties Law Review. 1981;16(2):377-403. Abstract

An Egalitarian Interpretation of the First Amendment

Argues that First Amendment clauses in the Bill of Rights concerning "freedom of speech or of the press" are separate but parallel clauses intended to protect unique functions of different segments of the public, including the press. Cites Supreme Court decisions that represent an attack on the autonomous functioning of the press. (Author/MJL)