Constitutional Law: Privacy v. Free Press

"I happen to like LIFE Magazine," said former Vice President Richard Nixon. "The fact that they're the most popular picture magazine in the country must prove that they're doing something right." Then, making his first appearance before the U.S. Supreme Court, Manhattan Lawyer Nixon spent the next hour politely attacking LIFE for invasion of privacy in a case that may produce one of the Supreme Court's major 1966 decisions.

In 1952 James Hill and his family were held captive for 19 hours by three escaped convicts in their suburban home near Philadelphia. In 1955 Playwright Joseph Hayes...

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