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Braun V. Soldier Of Fortune: Tort Law Enters The Braun's Age As Constitutional Safeguards For Commercial Speech Buckle 'Neath The Crunch Of Third-Party Liability, Timothy J. Tatro Nov 1993

Braun V. Soldier Of Fortune: Tort Law Enters The Braun's Age As Constitutional Safeguards For Commercial Speech Buckle 'Neath The Crunch Of Third-Party Liability, Timothy J. Tatro

San Diego Law Review

Advertising is more than just a substantial source of revenue for publications. This author contends that advertising embodies the liberties of free speech and free press secured to all of us so fundamentally by the First Amendment. This Casenote analyzes Braun v. Soldier of Fortune Magazine, Inc., in which the Eleventh Circuit held a magazine liable for negligently publishing a gun-for-hire advertisement that allegedly resulted in the death of the plaintiff's father. The author is critical of this decision, noting the detrimental, long-reaching effects of sustaining a negligence action that penetrates so deeply into First Amendment freedoms.


Intrusion And The Investigative Reporter, Lyrissa Barnett Lidsky Jan 1993

Intrusion And The Investigative Reporter, Lyrissa Barnett Lidsky

UF Law Faculty Publications

In an award-winning series of Houston Chronicle articles, reporter Nancy Stancill uncovered shocking conditions in Texas nursing homes. 7 However, reforms were not implemented until 20/20, following Stancill's lead, conducted a three-month, undercover investigation of the treatment of elderly residents at Texas state and private nursing home facilities.

By employing subterfuge to gather news, the 20/20 reporters enhanced the immediacy and credibility of the resulting story. As one journalist argued, "[Jiust describing the conditions wouldn't have cut it. They had to be seen."

Using the 20/20 case as a paradigm, this Note argues that, in order to distinguish protected newsgathering …