This casenote examines the recent decision of Houchins v. KQED; Inc., in which the Supreme Court of the United States narrowly construed the right of access afforded the news media in their coverage of penal facilities. The analysis focuses upon the first amendment methodology utilized by the Court in its decisionmaking process. The author concludes with a critical assessment of the Court's departure from accurate interest balancing technique.
Teresa L. Mussetto,
First Amendment Interest Balancing-Behind Bars?,
33 U. Miami L. Rev.
Available at: http://repository.law.miami.edu/umlr/vol33/iss3/6