Gannett vs. DePasquale could be the biggest setback the press has yet suffered at the hands of the Burger Court but it is hardly the first. Other defeats:
Branzburg vs. Hayes (1972). A reporter has no right to withhold information about his sources from a grand jury in a criminal investigation. The court was unmoved by the contention that confidential sources will dry up if reporters can be compelled to reveal them.
Zurcher vs. Stanford Daily (1978). With a warrant, police can make a surprise raid on a newsroom to search for evidence of crime committed by others.
Houchins vs. KQED (1978), Pell vs....