Media Law and Ethics
A Casebook, 2nd Edition
By Roy L. Moore
Routledge – 2008 – 336 pages
This new edition of the casebook includes extensive excerpts from 25 major decisions by the Supreme Court of the United States in media law or related to media law. The cases are presented in the order in which they are discussed in the third edition of <I>Media Law and Ethics<$> by Roy L. Moore and Michael D. Murray, but the casebook is designed to be used as a supplemental text in any media law course. Each case includes a brief overview and has been edited to delete detailed citations and highly technical material. However, every effort has been made to preserve the Court's original language, including its recitation of the facts, its reasoning and the holding in the case. Most of the cases also include excerpts from the Court's syllabus, a summary prepared by the Court's Reporter of Decisions. A few of the cases include excerpts from concurring and/or dissenting opinions, where those opinions illustrate the complexity of the case or were influential in later decisions.
Roy. L. Moore (Ph.D. University of Wisconsin Madison; J.D. Georgia State Unviersity) is Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of Mass Communication at Georgia College & State University. He earlier served as Associate Dean in the College of Communications and Information Studies and Professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Kentucky, where he also served as a Faculty Trustee on the Board of Trustees and Executive Director of the First Amendment Center. He is a practicing attorney and a national authority on libel law and First Amendment issues. During 2001-2002 he was an American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow at the University of Georgia. He chaired the Law Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication and was named a “Great Teacher” by the University of Kentucky Alumni Association.