The Supreme Court of.the United States has held that a state may not base a cause of action for invasion of privacy on the publication of accurate information obtained from judicial records open to the public, because crime, criminal prosecutions and judicial proceedings are events of legitimate concern to the public which fall within the media's duty of responsible news coverage.
Cox Broadcasting Corp. v. Cohn, 420 U.S. 469 (1975).
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