Hutchinson v. Proxmire
Significance, The District Court's Ruling, The Supreme Court Steps In, Speech Or Debate Clause
Senator William Proxmire
That negative statements against Hutchinson issued by Senator Proxmire in a press release, a newsletter, and a television interview are not protected under the Speech or Debate Clause.
Chief Lawyer for Petitioner
Michael E. Cavanaugh
Chief Lawyer for Respondent
Justices for the Court
Harry A. Blackmun, Warren E. Burger (writing for the Court), William O. Douglas, Thurgood Marshall, Lewis F. Powell, Jr., William H. Rehnquist, Potter Stewart, Byron R. White
William J. Brennan, Jr.
Date of Decision
26 June 1979
That the privileges of the Speech or Debate Clause do not extend to press releases, newsletters, and other communications not "essential to the deliberations of the Senate."
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- New York Times Co. v. Sullivan, 376 U.S. 254 (1964).
- United States v. Brewster, 408 U.S. 501 (1972).
- Gravel v. United States, 408 U.S. 606 (1972).
- Doe v. McMillan, 412 U.S. 306 (1973).
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