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Unformatted text preview: decisions and takes the case to the Supreme Court. In 1974, reverses the lower courts decisions and holds that Elmer Gertz should collect monetary finds from Welch and The American Opinion Magazine. The Supreme Court simultaneously strikes down the decision but also strikes down the Rosenbloom Standard. If you are a public figure or public official you must still prove malice. If you are a private plaintiff, you need only to prove negligence. Rosenbloom- a private plaintiff involved in a case that is part of a larger public interest must prove malice. The supreme court develops the Limited Public Figure standard: (people who have to prove actual malice) 1.) a person who throws oneself to the forefront of a public controversy to resolve issues involved. Ex: An activist a. Elmer Gertz was not actively soliciting his services to the family, it was the reverse. 2.) Or one who holds especial prominence in the affairs of society....
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- Spring '08