case brief 2.pdf - Luke Sullivan BECA 324-01 Case Brief 2 New York Times Co v Sullivan Supreme Court of the United States 1964 376 U.S 254 Facts During

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Luke Sullivan BECA 324-01 10/31/18 Case Brief 2 New York Times Co. v. Sullivan Supreme Court of the United States, 1964 376 U.S. 254 Facts -During Civil Rights movement of the 1960s, the New York Times published an ad entitled “Heed Their Rising Voices” that criticized society and advocated for African-American rights -Most of the allegations in the ad were accurate, but it did contain several statements that were not true -The ad never mentioned Sullivan by name -Sullivan still sued the Times for libel, claiming that the accusations in the ad would be seen as pertaining to him because he was supervisor of the police -The Times were ordered to pay Sullivan $500,000, they appealed this decision Issue -Did Alabama's libel law unconstitutionally infringe on the First Amendment's freedom of speech and freedom of press protections?
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