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American University Student Sues Neo-Nazi Site, Daily Stormer

American University student Taylor Dumpson is bringing one of the first event student activist lawsuits against alt-right and online trolls, according […]

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Former US Senate candidate Roy Moore Files Defamation Suit Against Female Accusers

In an escalation of defamation lawsuits brought by and against Roy Moore for alleged sexual misconduct, the latest volley is […]

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Donald Trump

President Trump’s Plans for Libel Laws

President Trump and his team want to ‘open up’ libel laws. The goal: to make it easier to sue media organizations for unfavorable coverage. But there is little that the President can actually do to change the libel laws. There is no federal law on libel. State laws control libel, and all such laws are subject to stringent First Amendment protections for the press and other speakers that the Supreme Court has imposed through cases such as the landmark New York Times v. Sullivan decision in 1964. However, threats to loosen the libel laws is noteworthy as part of a larger effort to criticize the press and attack its credibility.

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Judge Rules Defamation Suit Brought By An Ex-Apprentice Against President Trump Is A Go

The State Court of Appeals refused Trump’s appeal to delay a defamation suit until after his presidency because the lower […]

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James Levine

Former Met Music Director James Levine Sues For Defamation

After an artistic collaboration spanning four decades, conductor James Levine was fired by the Metropolitan Opera, Monday, March 12th, after […]

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InfoWars, Alex Jones and Others Sued For Defamation

For an in depth examination of Alex Jones and the Sandy Hook defamation lawsuits, click on the link below: Foreign […]

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Robert Murray

Defamation Suit By Coal Baron Against John Oliver Dismissed

Coal magnate Robert Murray has a long history of suing the media – at least nine organizations at last count. He targeted HBO’s John Oliver and The New York Times claiming that both misrepresented safety at his coal mines and attacked him personally. He even asked for an emergency “gag order” against rebroadcast of Oliver’s segment arguing it was hurting business and threatening employees. A federal judge ruled that Murray’s case against Oliver should proceed in state court. But after the case was remanded,HBO and Partially Important Productions submitted motions to dismiss which were granted. Murray intends to appeal.

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Gene Policinski

Gene Policinski Commentary: ‘Weakening’ Libel Laws Is Not The Right Tactic – For Anyone

The Newseum Institute’s First Amendment expert, Gene Policinski, originally published this commentary on the Newseum blog, and has given First […]

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