Press, Freedom of

Resolution Adopted by the CCAR

Freedom of the Press

Adopted by the CCAR at the 90th Annual Convention of

the Central Conference of American Rabbis

Phoenix, Arizona, March 26-29, 1979


freedom of the press is being eroded by recent Supreme Court decisions permitting

police who secure a search warrant to requisition confidential press files in criminal

proceedings. we urge the passage of federal legislation requiring the police to secure a subpoena from the court before any press file may be opened to police upon demand

in a criminal proceeding.