Let Presidential Candidates Sue One Another for Libel
Cooper, Joseph H, The Christian Science Monitor
How do we make America's 2008 presidential campaign more honest? With lawsuits - lots of libel lawsuits, to be specific.
Now we may need a bit of help from the United States Congress, and we may need the Supreme Court to look the other way, but, heck, such lawsuits would most definitely be in the public interest.
Return with me now to March 1964, when Justice William Brennan, writing for an essentially unanimous Supreme Court, delivered the landmark decision in New York Times Co. v. Sullivan.
The court ruled that a public official cannot maintain a libel lawsuit against a publisher of an aspersion, disparagement, denigration, or the like, unless that public …
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Publication information: Article title: Let Presidential Candidates Sue One Another for Libel. Contributors: Cooper, Joseph H - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: March 16, 2007. Page number: 9. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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