|提及的人：||L B Sullivan; L B Sullivan|
Kermit L Hall; Melvin I Urofsky
|ISBN:||9780700618026 0700618023 9780700618033 0700618031|
|描述：||x, 222 p. ; 23 cm.|
|内容：||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".
|丛书名：||Landmark law cases & American society; Landmark law cases & American society.|
|其他题名：||New York Times versus Sullivan|
|责任：||Kermit L. Hall and Melvin I. Urofsky.|
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.
- New York Times Company -- Trials, litigation, etc.
- Sullivan, L. B. -- Trials, litigation, etc.
- Trials (Libel) -- Alabama -- Montgomery.
- Freedom of the press -- United States.
- Libel and slander -- United States.
- Sullivan, L. B.
- New York Times Company.
- Freedom of the press.
- Libel and slander.
- Trials (Libel)
- Alabama -- Montgomery.
- United States.