Conservative politicians want to use libel laws to intimidate critics. One Supreme Court case stands in their way.
SOURCE: The Atlantic
The Right Wants to Gut Press Libel Protections; Dominion Voting Systems Suit Shows They Might Regret it
The libel standards established by New York Times v. Sullivan are a target for conservatives who loathe the media. If they had their way Fox News would be in big trouble.
SOURCE: Made By History at the Washington Post
by Samantha Barbas
The "actual malice" standard of proof in libel suits established by New York Times v. Sullivan is an imperfect fit for the social media age, but right-wing calls to overturn the ruling would allow the rich and powerful to bully the press with expensive lawsuits.
SOURCE: Associated Press
"The Polish League Against Defamation is ideologically aligned with the country’s ruling party, and the scholars see that as an indication the case is part of a government-backed effort to promote its historical narrative."
by Richard E. Labunski
In June, trial will begin in Sarah Palin's libel case against the New York Times. The case appears to be teed up on a path to the Supreme Court, where the current "actual malice" standard for proving a public figure was libeled could be overturned. If this happens, the door will be open to lawsuits aimed at crushing press criticism of the government.
SOURCE: Washington Post
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