Monday, April 12, 2004

aside regarding constitutional law

Quote in the NYT from Antonin Scalia's apology for the seizure of audio recordings made by print journalists by a deputy federal marshall: "'The electronic media have in the past respected my First Amendment right not to speak on radio or television when I do not wish to do so,' he wrote, 'and I am sure that courtesy will continue.'"

Is this actually a First Amendment right? Isn't Scalia supposed to revere narrow readings of the constitution?

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