Case brief nytimes v sullivan - Alexis Medina NEW YORK TIMES V SULLIVAN FACTS Plaintiff was one of three Commissioners of Montgomery Alabama who

Case brief nytimes v sullivan - Alexis Medina NEW YORK...

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Alexis Medina NEW YORK TIMES V. SULLIVANFACTSPlaintiff was one of three Commissioners of MontgomeryAlabama, who claimed that he was defamed in a full-page ad taken out in the New York TimesAdvertisement was “Heed Their Rising Voices” Charged in part that an unprecedented wave of terror had been directed against those who participated in the civil rights movement in the South. Some of the particulars of the advertisement were false.The Defendant claimed that it authorized publication of the advertisement because it did not haveany reason to believe that its contents were false. There was no independent effort to check its accuracy. The Plaintiff demanded that the Defendant retract the advertisement.The jury awarded the Plaintiff $500,000 in damages.The Alabama Supreme Court affirmed. The Defendant appealed.PROCEDURAL HISTORYSullivan won. There were no cases proceeding to use to compare the laws with what had happened in the past in a situation such as this one.IssueIs the Defendant liable for defamation for printing an advertisement, which

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