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This area of lawforwa provides answers to questions about law and government most commonly asked by media professionals. Journalists should also consult the .

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Court Protects Privacy of Accused Teachers: The state Supreme Court recently ruled that the names of teachers who have been accused of sexually abusing students can be made public only if the allegation has been substantiated. Many media organizations are disappointed in the decision. Read more about it in , and hear a discussion on KUOW radio’s


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The Rights of the Media

What happens when the rights granted to the media by the First Amendment conflict with other Constitutional rights? Explore some of lawforwa's resources on this issue:

  • Washington's has worked since 1963 to address the tension between the Constitutional values of "free press" and "fair trial".
  • An from Cornell University's Legal Information Institute.