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Scott Fybush, in his NERW reports:

>>>*The First Amendment was a winner this week in PENNSYLVANIA, when
U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of WILK (980 Wilkes-Barre) talk host
Fred Williams. He was charged under wiretap laws for broadcasting a
tape of a phone call between a teachers' union president and a union
negotiator. Since Williams didn't tape the call himself (a listener
did, then gave him the tape), the high court says the First Amendment
protected his broadcast of the conversation.<<<

This has to give a shot in the arm to listener involvement in the talk
process!  I have to wonder (not about this case) if there could be
exposure to a broadcaster if it were found that s/he in any way
conspired to have the conversation taped by a 'listener' and then
relayed over the air.

Bill O'Neill

"Be well, do good work, and keep in touch." Garrison Keillor