New York Times Co.edited.docx - Running head CASE SEVEN 1 New York Times Co v Sullivan 376 U.S 254(1964 Name Institution CASE SEVEN 2 New York Times Co

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Running head: CASE SEVEN 1 New York Times Co. v. Sullivan, 376 U.S. 254 (1964) Name: Institution:
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CASE SEVEN 2 New York Times Co. v. Sullivan, 376 U.S. 254 (1964) Facts : The New York Times published information title “heed the rising voices” which was meant to defend Martin Luther King and to promote the struggle for freedom in the South. The advertisement explained actions against the civil rights protesters including inaccurate information which involved the actions of police force of Montgomery, Alabama. L.B Sullivan the public commissioner at Montgomery argued that the inaccurate information in the advertisement was a defamatory to him because he was responsible for supervising the police department (Anderson, 2015). According to Alabama law a public officer has no power to recover punitive damage in libel action following their actions unless they first demand for public retraction using a written document and the defendant fails to comply. Sullivan sent a
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