Columbia Broadcasting System v. The Democratic National Committee
Significance, Is Ad Space/time Public?
Democratic National Committee (DNC) and the Business Executives' Move for Vietnam Peace (BEM)
Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc.
That CBS's refusal to sell advertising time to the plaintiffs for expressing controversial views violated First Amendment rights.
Chief Lawyer for Petitioner
J. Roger Wollenberg
Chief Lawyer of Respondent
Thomas R. Asher
Justices for the Court
Harry A. Blackmun, Warren E. Burger (writing for the Court), William O. Douglas, Lewis F. Powell, Jr., William H. Rehnquist, Potter Stewart, Byron R. White
William J. Brennan, Jr., Thurgood Marshall
Date of Decision
29 May 1973
The general policy of refusing to sell any editorial advertising time did not violate the First Amendment or the Federal Communications Act of 1934.
- Red Lion Broadcasting Co. v. FCC, 395 U.S. 367 (1969).
- Miami Herald Publishing Company v. Tornillo, 418 U.S. 241 (1974).
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- Seidman, Louis M., Gerald R. Stone, Cass R. Sunstein, and Mark V. Tushnet. Constitutional Law. Little, Brown and Company: 1986.
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