Brief - New York Times v Sullivan.docx - Shauntel Segars Brief New York Times Co v Sullivan Title 376 U.S 254 Facts New York Times covered stories about

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Shauntel Segars Brief: New York Times Co. v. Sullivan Title 376 U.S 254 Facts New York Times covered stories about the Civil Rights Movement. One of the stories leveled charges against public officials in the south who used violence against the peaceful protests. The charges in the paper were true but there were small factual errors throughout the paper. The paper was sued by Sullivan for damages in false and defamatory statements since he felt as if the story was going against the Montgomery police department. Procedural History A trial court ruled on behalf of Sullivan and his $500,000 damage award was upheld by the Alabama

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