The Press as Interest Group: Mainstream Media in the United States Supreme Court


This study explores the influence that news media organizations exert on the United States Supreme Court as parties and amici curiae. The study found, inter alia, that the media succeed more often than not, although by a relatively small margin, with far greater success in content-related than in newsgathering cases. Media organizations have been more successful as parties than as amici, and more successful against state and local government entities than against the federal government.


Communications Law | Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law | Law and Politics | Public Law and Legal Theory

Date of this Version

August 2006