MIAMI HERALD PUBLISHING CO., DIVISION OF KNIGHT NEWSPAPERS, INC. v. TORNILLO
Supreme Court Cases
418 U.S. 241 (1974)
Legal Principle at Issue
Whether a Florida statute that afforded a right to reply to personal attacks on political candidates by newspapers violated the First Amendment.
Reversed. Petitioning party received a favorable disposition.
Importance of Case
In his 2005 memoir, Floyd Abrams, who filed an amicus brief, noted that "even though voters might have had more information as a result of the statute, the Court concluded that this was simply not an area in which a state legislature could" act.
Advocated for Respondent
- Jerome A. Barron View all cases
Advocated for Petitioner
- Daniel P.S. Paul View all cases