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Joy Reid

Does RT=Defamatory Endorsement? MSNBC’s Joy Reid Sued For Defamation Over a Retweet

MSNBC host Joy Reid is being sued for defamation for using her substantial social media presence to publish an inaccurate […]

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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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Stormy Daniels

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 and Sacha Baron Cohen

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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Steve Wynn

Ballard Spahr: Nevada Court Rejects Defamation Claim Brought Against Associated Press by Casino Mogul

Reprinted with Permission from Ballard Spahr In an opinion and order issued yesterday, a Nevada state court dismissed with prejudice […]

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Dallas Morning News building

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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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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