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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: “Can Trump Change Libel Laws?”

Source: Can Trump Change Libel Laws? – The New York Times No. Yesterday I came in praise of Linda Greenhouse, who used to cover the Supreme Court for the New York Times. Today I come in praise of Adam Liptak, … Continue reading

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Defamation: what a good lawyer does BEFORE any lawsuit is filed

He warns off the guy claiming he was defamed by laying out the defense case in two powerful pages. (Indeed, I’d guess that Trump’s lawyer warned him why he should not file this lawsuit.) How many times have I repeated … Continue reading

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