The Press: Not So Private Lives

To people whose private lives have been rudely invaded by the press or radio, journalism is simply bad taste in print or wired for sound. Can they do anything about it? Not much, the Alabama Supreme Court ruled last week. The court upheld dismissal of the suit of two sisters who had sued a Tuscaloosa radio station for digging up a story about their father's disappearance in 1905. "The right of privacy is supported by logic and the weight of authority," said the court, but in the face of "legitimate public interest" it has...

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