freedom of the press
freedom of the press: the right to publish and disseminate information, thoughts, and opinions without restraint or censorship as guaranteed under the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
◇ The First Amendment's guarantees of freedom of speech and freedom of the press are closely intertwined, and many cases relating to freedom of the press are couched in terms of the freedom of speech.

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

freedom of the press
n. The right, guaranteed by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution to publish and distribute information in books, magazines, and newspapers without government intervention.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


freedom of the press
The right, guaranteed by the FIRST AMENDMENT to the U.S. Constitution, to gather, publish, and distribute information and ideas without government restriction; this right encompasses freedom from prior restraints on publication and freedom from censorship.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


freedom of the press
The right, guaranteed by the first amendment to the U.S. Constitution, to gather, publish, and distribute information and ideas without government restriction; this right encompasses freedom from prior restraints on publication and freedom from censorship.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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