The Fourth Estate Under Fire

March 02, 2007

A panel that includes Duke Law Prof. Erwin Chemerinsky, John Bussian of the Bussian Law Firm, Vinson & Elkins media litigator Thomas Leatherbury and Los Angeles Times legal affairs reporter Henry Weinstein discusses recent developments in law affecting the news media, including such high profile cases as the jailing of former New York Times reporter Judith Miller and sentences given to two San Francisco Chronicle reporters for refusing to testify in the BALCO steroids case. Prior restraints, freedom of information and the recent intersection of criminal law and press coverage in other high profile cases are covered by the panel, to be followed by Q&A.