–    Summary of nine separate opinions (see below):  Each of the
nine members on the Court wrote a separate opinion, and no majority
agreed on a precise rationale for the decision.  The opinions fell
into basically three broad categories:  Justices Black and Douglas
argue that there could never be a prior restraint of the press;
Justices Brennan, White, and Stewart contended that there could be
prior restraints in extraordinary cases, but that the present case
did not qualify; and Justices Burger, Harlan, and Blackmun believed
that prior restraint was appropriate here.  (Justice Marshall’s
opinion was excluded from the casebook).