Appeals Court Sides with Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen Against Roy Moore in $95M Defamation Case
A three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed Thursday a lower court ruling that dismissed a long-running defamation suit brought by unsuccessful senatorial candidate and former Alabama Supreme Court Judge Roy Moore against comedian Sacha Baron Cohen.
Federal Judge Dismisses $95 Million Defamation Suit Against Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen
A federal judge dismissed a long-running defamation suit brought by former Alabama Supreme Court Judge Roy Moore against comedian Sacha Baron Cohen. The suit was filed in September 2018, after Cohen’s satirical Showtime series, “Who Is America?” aired a spot featuring Moore.
Stanford Law School Sends the Wrong Message About Satire, Protected Speech with Investigation of Student
One would think that those running Stanford Law School—an elite law school within an elite university—would know well what students’ First Amendment rights are, and what speech is protected by those rights. That’s why it was so jarring to see administrators there recently threaten a student’s graduation over a satirical email he sent to the law school community.
Appeals Court Rules that University Violated Satirical Publications’ First Amendment Rights
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit overturned a lower court’s ruling that had dismissed a lawsuit brought […]
Roy Moore Sues Sacha Baron Cohen For $95 Million In Defamation Case
Click here to see updated post on the dismissal of the suit Former Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore is suing […]
Emotional Distress: “Outrageousness” Has an Inherent Subjectiveness
Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress A satiric attack on Jerry Falwell, a Baptist pastor and founder of the conservative group, […]