The Legal System, Supreme Court, And Precedent

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Introduction This paper’s main focus is to answer the question: “What guidance have the courts offered to help determine the point at which a journalist wrongly goes beyond reporting newsworthy information, instead reporting private, embarrassing facts that invade a person’s privacy?” To answer this question, history of the legal system, Supreme Court and past precedents must be understood and taken into consideration. The definition of privacy as well as its history in regards to its relationship with news and journalism must be understood. To do so, many Supreme Court cases will have to be taken into consideration, such as Galella v. Onassis, Cox Broadcasting Corp. v. Cohn, Florida Star v. B.J.F. and Wilson v. Layne. To better understand the future, past cases will be crucial to be studied and acknowledged. History of Legal System, Supreme Court, and Precedent The United States legal system has a long and rich history. It winds all the way from the past that is still used present day, to what will be looked into in the future. This country’s founding fathers, the framers of the Constitution, wanted to form a government that did not allow one person to have too much control. To prevent this from occurring, the framers wrote the Constitution, giving the United States three separate branches of government each with their own powers. Each branch of the government has its own responsibilities and works together to keep the country running smoothly and to make sure
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