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Newsworthy : the Supreme Court battle over privacy and press freedom / Samantha Barbas.

Barbas, Samantha (author.).
Book Book ([2017])
Description: 338 pages ; 24 cm
Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford Law Books, an imprint of Stanford University Press, [2017]
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  • ISBN: 9780804797108
  • ISBN: 0804797102
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-323) and index.
Contents: The Whitemarsh incident -- Fact into fiction -- The article -- The lawsuit -- Privacy -- Freedom of the press -- Suing the press -- Maneuvers -- The trial -- The privacy panic -- Appeals -- Griswold -- Nixon -- At the court -- Decisions -- January 9, 1967 -- The aftermath.
Summary: In 1952, the Hill family was held hostage by escaped convicts in their suburban Pennsylvania home. The family of seven was trapped for nineteen hours by three fugitives who treated them politely, took their clothes and car, and left them unharmed. The Hills quickly became the subject of international media coverage. Public interest eventually died out, and the Hills went back to their ordinary, obscure lives. Until, a few years later, the Hills were once again unwillingly thrust into the spotlight by the media-with a best-selling novel loosely based on their ordeal, a play, a big-budget Hollywood adaptation starring Humphrey Bogart, and an article in Life magazine. Newsworthy is the story of their story, the media firestorm that ensued, and their legal fight to end unwanted, embarrassing, distorted public exposure that ended in personal tragedy. This story led to an important 1967 Supreme Court decision-Time, Inc. v. Hill-that still influences our approach to privacy and freedom of the press. Newsworthy draws on personal interviews, unexplored legal records, and archival material, including the papers and correspondence of Richard Nixon (who, prior to his presidency, was a Wall Street lawyer and argued the Hill family's case before the Supreme Court), Leonard Garment, Joseph Hayes, Earl Warren, Hugo Black, William Douglas, and Abe Fortas.
Citation: Barbas, Samantha. "Newsworthy : the Supreme Court battle over privacy and press freedom." Stanford, California : Stanford Law Books, an imprint of Stanford University Press, 2017.
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