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Nebraska Press Association v. Stuart

Significance, Related Cases, The "little Lindbergh Law"


Nebraska Press Association


Judge Hugh Stuart

Petitioner's Claim

The gag order violates freedom of press.

Chief Lawyer for Petitioner

E. Barrett Prettyman, Jr.

Chief Lawyer for Respondent

Harold Mosher, Assistant Attorney General of Nebraska

Justices for the Court

Harry A. Blackmun, William J. Brennan, Jr., Warren E. Burger (writing for the Court), Thurgood Marshall, Lewis F. Powell, Jr., William H. Rehnquist, John Paul Stevens, Potter Stewart, Byron R. White

Justices Dissenting



Washington, D.C.

Date of Decision

30 June 1976


Reversed the gag order.


West's Encyclopedia of American Law. St. Paul, MN: West Group, 1998.

Further Readings

  • Chandler, Ralph C., Richard A. Enslen, and Peter G. Renstrom. The Constitutional Law Dictionary, Volume 3: The Sixth Amendment. Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio, Inc., 1987.
  • Hall, Kermit L. ed. The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.

Additional topics

Law Library - American Law and Legal InformationNotable Trials and Court Cases - 1973 to 1980