Actual malice : civil rights and freedom of the press in New York Times v. Sullivan / Samantha Barbas.

"In its landmark 1964 decision in New York Times v. Sullivan, the Supreme Court held that a public official must prove 'actual malice' or reckless disregard of the truth in order to win a libel lawsuit. The case, which grew out of segregationists' attempts to quash reporting on t...

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Online Access: Full Text (via De Gruyter)
Main Author: Barbas, Samantha (Author)
Format: Electronic eBook
Language:English
Published: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2023]
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Summary:"In its landmark 1964 decision in New York Times v. Sullivan, the Supreme Court held that a public official must prove 'actual malice' or reckless disregard of the truth in order to win a libel lawsuit. The case, which grew out of segregationists' attempts to quash reporting on the civil rights movement, revolutionized media reporting and public discourse in America. Drawing on previously unexplored sources, including the papers of the New York Times Company and leaders of the civil rights movement, this book tells the story of the legal issues and behind-the-scenes maneuvers that led to one of the most important First Amendment rulings in history-a ruling that is more critical and controversial than ever"--
Physical Description:1 online resource (282 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9780520385832
0520385837