In the last week of March the Supreme Court heard arguments in two cases that could have a major impact on how the news media cover law enforcement actions. In both cases, private citizens say their fourth amendment protection from unreasonable search and seizure was violated when reporters and photographers were allowed to record searches on their private property. Legal and media experts involved in the cases discuss the free speech and privacy issues that the Supreme Court justices must reconcile.


  • Art Spitzer Legal director for the ACLU of the National Capital Area
  • Richard Cordray Former Ohio State Solicitor
  • Jay Brown Attorney with Levine Sullivan & Koch


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