The Resource New York Times v. Sullivan : civil rights, libel law, and the free press, Kermit L. Hall and Melvin I. Urofsky

New York Times v. Sullivan : civil rights, libel law, and the free press, Kermit L. Hall and Melvin I. Urofsky

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New York Times v. Sullivan : civil rights, libel law, and the free press
Title
New York Times v. Sullivan
Title remainder
civil rights, libel law, and the free press
Statement of responsibility
Kermit L. Hall and Melvin I. Urofsky
Title variation
New York Times versus Sullivan
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
When the New York Times published an advertisement that accused Alabama officials of willfully abusing civil rights activists, Montgomery police commissioner Lester Sullivan filed suit for defamation. Alabama courts, citing factual errors in the ad, ordered the Times to pay half a million dollars in damages. The Times appealed to the Supreme Court, which had previously deferred to the states on libel issues. The justices, recognizing that Alabama's application of libel law threatened both the nation's free press and equal rights for African Americans, unanimously sided with the Times. The decision introduced a new First Amendment test: a public official cannot recover damages for libel unless he proves that the statement was made with the knowledge that it was false or with reckless disregard of whether it was false.-publisher description
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Hall, Kermit
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Urofsky, Melvin I
Series statement
Landmark law cases & American society.
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  • Sullivan, L. B.
  • New York Times Company
  • Trials (Libel)
  • Freedom of the press
  • Libel and slander
Label
New York Times v. Sullivan : civil rights, libel law, and the free press, Kermit L. Hall and Melvin I. Urofsky
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-214) and index
Contents
A place in time -- "Lies, lies, lies" -- Trial by jury -- "Let 'em see the dogs work" -- The road to the Alabama Supreme Court -- A new game plan -- Briefing the Court -- "May it please the Court" -- "Uninhibited, robust, and wide-open" -- Libel law after Sullivan -- Coda: Civility and reputation -- Chronology
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 222 p.
Isbn
9780700618026
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
  • 20110142 46
  • 20110142 46
System control number
(OCoLC)711959938
Label
New York Times v. Sullivan : civil rights, libel law, and the free press, Kermit L. Hall and Melvin I. Urofsky
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-214) and index
Contents
A place in time -- "Lies, lies, lies" -- Trial by jury -- "Let 'em see the dogs work" -- The road to the Alabama Supreme Court -- A new game plan -- Briefing the Court -- "May it please the Court" -- "Uninhibited, robust, and wide-open" -- Libel law after Sullivan -- Coda: Civility and reputation -- Chronology
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 222 p.
Isbn
9780700618026
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
  • 20110142 46
  • 20110142 46
System control number
(OCoLC)711959938

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