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Bell Ringer: The Legal Framework for New York Times v. United States

The Legal Framework for New York Times v. United States

In discussing the landmark Supreme Court Case New York Times v. United States (1971), attorneys Floyd Abrams and Ted Olson discussed the legal precedents and laws that preceded the case. Specifically, they spoke about the Espionage Act and a 1931 case dealing with ship movements during war.

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In discussing the landmark Supreme Court Case New York Times v. United States (1971), attorneys Floyd Abrams and Ted Olson discussed the legal precedents and laws that preceded the case. Specifically, they spoke about the Espionage Act and a 1931 case, Near v. Minnesota, dealing with the movement of ships during war.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • What was the Constitutional provision involved with this case?
  • What was the exception to restrictions of prior restraint that was found in the 1931 case, Near v. Minnesota? How was this precedent used in New York Times v. United States?
  • What did the Espionage Act of 1917 do? What did it not do?
  • What does prior restraint mean?

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • 1st Amendment
    • Constitution
    • Espionage Act Of 1917
    • Freedom Of Press
    • Near V. Minnesota
    • Prior Restraint

    Topics

    Supreme Court Cases

    Grades

    High SchoolUniversity