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Defamation everywhere…and many drops to drink

Today’s Times had this informative and provocative opinion from Aziz Huq, a professor of law at the (notably not liberal–my perception) University of Chicago. Informative, because I didn’t know federal government officials–such as, say, the Twittler–were immune from defamation lawsuits. … Continue reading

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Sarah Palin and “actual malice”

This news (below) was to be expected. Thing is, people who sue for defamation should first grasp the definition of defamation. So now I’m musing over whether Palin’s lawyers weren’t able to explain “defamation” to her, along with the likelihood … Continue reading

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Defamation in the Trump universe

A small group of superrich Americans — the president-elect among them — has laid the groundwork for an unprecedented legal assault on the media. Can they succeed? Source: Billionaires vs. the Press in the Era of Trump – The New … Continue reading

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