Teacher Guide: Can First Amendment Defenses Save Provocateur Alex Jones From The Sandy Hook Libel Suits?
(Available without registration!) 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?
High School Classmate of Justice Kavanaugh Sues HuffPost for Defamation
An article written by Ashley Feinberg about Kavanaugh's high school class implied that Derrick Evans was implicated in the death of David Kennedy.
Massachusetts Mayor Can Pursue Defamation Suit Against Local Paper, Judge Rules
A judge is allowing a defamation lawsuit brought by the mayor of Methuen, Massachusetts James Jajuga to go to trial […]
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 […]
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 […]