nyt v sullivan

nyt v sullivan - W ill Boas New York Times v. Sullivan The...

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Will Boas New York Times v. Sullivan The case deals with a full page publication in the New York Times that reports the arrest of Martin Luther King Jr. for perjury in Alabama. The ad claims King’s arrest was part of the overall goal to end King’s efforts to end segregation, integrate public establishments and encouraging more blacks to vote. The Montgomery city commissioner, L.B. Sullivan, filed a libel action against the newspaper and four black ministers who signed and endorsed the ad. He claimed that the ad personally defamed him and caused a drop in his popularity. The defense claimed under the current Alabama law, Sullivan, a public official, did not have to prove that he had been harmed by the ad. It also claimed the ad was untruthful since it contained factual errors. Sullivan was awarded $500,000 in a local court. He took the case up in local court because I figured to have the most support there. The Alabama Supreme Court upheld the ruling unanimously upholding the reward, and the case went to the
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