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New York Times v. Sullivan : civil rights, libel law, and the free press

Author: Kermit L Hall; Melvin I Urofsky
Publisher: Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©2011.
Series: Landmark law cases & American society; Landmark law cases & American society.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Named Person: L B Sullivan; L B Sullivan
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kermit L Hall; Melvin I Urofsky
ISBN: 9780700618026 0700618023 9780700618033 0700618031
OCLC Number: 711959938
Description: x, 222 pages ; 23 cm.
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."
Series Title: Landmark law cases & American society; Landmark law cases & American society.
Other Titles: New York Times versus Sullivan
Responsibility: Kermit L. Hall and Melvin I. Urofsky.

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Two of America's foremost legal historians illuminate the 1964 Supreme Court case that pitted Alabama segregationists against the New York Times and its critical depiction of the Deep South at the  Read more...

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