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Defamation and public officials; the evolving law of libel

Author: Clifton O Lawhorne
Publisher: Carbondale, Southern Illinois University Press [1971]
Series: New horizons in journalism.
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Lawhorne, Clifton O.
Defamation and public officials.
Carbondale, Southern Illinois University Press [1971]
(OCoLC)707603751
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Clifton O Lawhorne
ISBN: 0809304546 9780809304547
OCLC Number: 127906
Description: xvi, 356 pages 24 cm.
Contents: The Heritage --
1. Colonial Heritage from England: Religious, Seditious Libel --
2. Clash in the Law of Libel: Colonial Liberalism v. English Totalitarianism --
3. Truth as a Defense: The Colonies Stand Alone --
The Formative Years --
4. A New Nation: Criticism of Public Officials a Crime --
5. Truthful Accounts: Defense to Criminal Libel --
6. The Transition: Public Officials Turn to Civil Libel Suits --
The Growth of Privilege --
7. Greater Privilege of Discussion: Belief in Truth --
Development and Divergency --
8. Crystallization and Conflict: The Jurisprudence of Libel Emerges --
9. The Evolving Law: Majority v. Minority View --
10. Public Proceedings: Privilege to Publish Fair and Accurate Reports --
11. Shift to Liberalism: Greater Tolerance of Discussion --
Order and Cohesion --
12. A Nationwide Libel Standard: The United States Supreme Court Speaks --
13. State Conformity: Unity Under a Developing Law --
The Law Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow --
14. Public Officials and Libel: An Overview --
15. The Future: Alternatives and Consequences.
Series Title: New horizons in journalism.
Responsibility: [by] Clifton O. Lawhorne. Foreword by Howard Rusk Long.
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While this" "book is not physically large, it" "is immense in scope and detail, and the research necessary to create it, staggering As a philosophical history of American libel law, it is exhaustive. Read more...

 
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