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Media and the Law: Covering the Supreme Court

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Date Published

December 17, 2020


Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association


Media and the Law


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The U.S. Supreme Court seeks to withhold information about its deliberations, while the press's job is to report and disseminate this information. These two objectives conflict and create tension between the justices and the reporters who cover them; add to that the increasing demands for transparency in the digital age and the result is an interesting dynamic between an institution that seeks to preserve its opaqueness and a press corps that demands greater transparency. Considerations for this CLE include the relationship between justices and the press, the media's approach to the docket, and the effects of news coverage on public opinion.

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Lee Fisher

Lee Fisher is the Dean and Joseph C. Hostetler-BakerHostetler Chair in Law at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland... Read More

Jessica Berg
Dean - Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Jessica Berg is Dean and the Tom J.E. and Bette Lou Walker Professor of Law. She is also a Professor of Bioethics and... Read More

Adam Liptak
The New York Times

Adam Liptak covers the United States Supreme Court and writes Sidebar, a column on legal developments. A graduate of Yale Law... Read More

Richard Davis
Author of "Covering the U.S Supreme Court in the Digital Age

Richard Davis is a political science professor who studies political communication. He is the author of several books, book... Read More

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