ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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ASSAM SAHITYA SABHA- Culture and Politics

by alternative means less destructive of First Amendment rights, and (3) [there is] a compelling and overriding interest in the information''. This was almost verbatim what the New York Times had argued before the court. Much of the three judges' dissent is an answer to the four judges' majority ruling. If Powell had moved a bit he might have accepted the three points put forth by the dissenters It is not unlikely that in future the court might endorse these very points by, a majority ruling. The dissent lamented "the court's absolute rejection of First Amendment interests in these coses".

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