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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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First Amendment Watch Teacher Guide: Can First Amendment Defenses Save Provocateur Alex Jones From The Sandy Hook Libel Suits?

Alex Jones and his website Infowars made repeated claims that the 2012 murder of 20 children and six adults at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut was a “giant hoax,” possibly instigating a number of his followers to harass the families of the victims. Does the First Amendment protect Alex Jones’ speech?

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Libel: Protecting Vital Political Speech

Until 1964 when the Supreme Court decided New York Times v. Sullivan, and extending back many centuries, public officials had […]

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