This note analyzes the history and precedent upon which the Court relied in reaching Florida Star's "harsh outcome." Next, the note discusses how the Court, by refusing to extend its holding beyond the facts of the case and give broad Constitutional protection to publications of truth, failed to provide lower courts with any guidance in deciding future invasion of privacy actions. Finally, the note examines the Court's balancing test: weighing the privacy interests of a crime victim against the newspaper's freedom to print truthful information.
Hockwalt, Mary Ellen
"Bad News: Privacy Ruling To Increase Press Litigation, The Florida Star v. B.J.F.,"
Akron Law Review: Vol. 23
, Article 11.
Available at: https://ideaexchange.uakron.edu/akronlawreview/vol23/iss3/11