For Wednesday’s Class (2/19)

Hello Everyone!  For Wednesday’s class, we will be discussing Defamation and Criminal Libel.  Please read Hopkins chapter 6 and Lisby chapter 2.  Additionally, please be prepared to present the following cases:

Beauharnais vs. Illinois (1952)

New York Times vs. Sullivan (1964)**

Garrison vs. Louisiana (1964)

Brandenburg vs. Ohio (1969)

Williamson vs. State (of Georgia) (1982)

Please pay extra attention to the New York Times case, as this is a landmark decision, relevant to several areas of communication law, AND it is also the 50th Anniversary of this case.  As a reminder, I should have exams graded and ready to be returned Monday 2/24.