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UNITED KINGDOM- Time Running Out for the Economy

'the affirmative duty to make available :o journalists Sources of information lot available to members of the public generally". Justice Douglas dissented and posed this question: "Could the government deny the press access to all public institutions and prohibit interviews with all government employees?" Washington Post also challenged unsuccessfully the validity of a Bureau of prisons policy which prohibited press interviews with prisoners. Once again Justice Stewart put the claims of the press as no higher than those of "the general public" and rejected them Rut Justice Powell in his dissent pointed out the difference: "In seeking out the news the press acts as an agent of the public at large.'' Finally, in 1978 the Court split narrowly (4 to 3) in rejecting a TV station's claim to access to prison in order to photograph a portion of the jail where a prisoner had committed suicide because of prison conditions.

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