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Law professor comments on Strauss-Kahn photos

June 06, 2011

James Weinstein, the Amelia Lewis Professor of Constitutional Law at ASU's College of Law, recently was quoted in an article in the French edition of about the press publishing photos of Dominique Strauss-Kahn in handcuffs.

“An American law might prevent the police from exposing an accused to the press, but journalists cannot be punished for publishing a photo of the accused,” Weinstein explained.

Strauss-Kahn, head of the International Monetary Fund and a front-runner for the presidency of France, is charged with sexually assaulting a hotel employee in New York City.

Weinstein’s areas of academic interest are Constitutional Law, especially Free Speech, as well as Jurisprudence, Federal Courts, Civil Procedure and Legal History. He is co-editor of Extreme Speech and Democracy, and has written numerous articles in law review symposia on a variety of free speech topics, including: obscenity doctrine, institutional review boards, commercial speech, database protection, campaign finance reform, the relationship between free speech and other constitutional rights, hate crimes, and campus speech codes. Weinstein also has written several articles on the history of personal jurisdiction and its implication for modern doctrine.

Janie Magruder,
(480) 727-9052
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law