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Defamation
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Ex-Sheriff Seeking $147.5 Million in Defamation Suit Against NY Times

Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio filed a lawsuit seeking $147.5 million in damages against The¬†New York Times and a member […]

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Judge Dismisses Stormy Daniels’ Defamation Suit Against Trump

  A federal judge in California dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed by Stormy Daniels against President Trump, ruling that the […]

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Roy Moore Sues Sacha Baron Cohen For $95 Million In Defamation Case

Former Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore is suing Sacha Baron Cohen, CBS, and Showtime for defamation, intentional infliction of emotional […]

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Charges Dropped Against New Hampshire Man Arrested For Defaming Police Chief

The Exeter police dropped charges against Robert Frese who was arrested for criminal defamation of a police chief for a […]

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Free Speech Advocates Concerned Over Revenge Pornography Bill In Rhode Island

Rhode Island’s Governor Gina Raimondo signed a revenge pornography bill into law despite concerns and a request for a veto […]

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Notable Legal Ruling For Buzzfeed in Dossier Defense

A judge ruled that Buzzfeed may have legal protection for its decision to publish the “dossier” and a brief accompanying […]

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Columnist and The Dallas Morning News Argue in Libel Case that First Amendment Protects Contested Opinion Piece–and Wins

Parents of Paul Tatum, a teenager who committed suicide, sued now retired columnist Steve Blow at The Dallas Morning News for libel in regards to a piece he wrote in 2010 about their son's death. The court however decided the column was protected by the First Amendment as it was an opinion piece and therefore protected speech. "The publication of Blow's column may have run afoul of certain journalistic, ethical, and other standards. But the standards governing the law of defamation are not among them," wrote Justice Jeff Brown, a former Texas Supreme Court chief justice who handled the case in the Supreme Court.

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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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