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.