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Feb 24, 2023

This is New York Times v. Sullivan (1964).

Legal Question: To what extent does the First Amendment protections for speech and press limit a state's power to award damages in a libel action brought by a public official against critics of his official conduct?


Action: The Court ruled in favor of The Times.