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United States v. Providence Journal (1988)

  • By: John R. Vile
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Fourth Amendment
  • Edited by: John R. Vile & David L. Hudson Jr.
  • Subject:American Political History, American Political Thought, Law & Courts

In United States v. Providence Journal, 485 U.S. 693 (1988), the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a special prosecutor who was seeking certiorari to reinstate a contempt judgment could not proceed without authorization from the U.S. solicitor general.

The case arose when ...

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