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CH4: Brief Case 4.3 Lott v. Levitt Facts: Defendant Steven Levitt discussed a theory created by Plaintiff John R. Loot, Jr in his published book called, Freakonomics. Lott filed a lawsuit against Levitt claims that an email written by Levitt to another economist constitutes defamation. In the email from Levitt to McCall, Levitt stated Lott paid the editor of the journal of law and economics to publish his theory. Lott contends that the statements about him in the email imply that his results were falsified or that his theories lack merit, and thus impute a lack of ability and integrity in his profession as an economist, academic, and researcher. Issue: whether the content of the email is valid? Rule: Levitt’s motion to dismiss complaint is denied. Vocabulary Bill of rights - the first ten amendments of the constitution. Commerce clause - the provision in Article I, section 8, of the U.S. constitution that gives congress the power to regulate interstate commerce. Due process clause - the provisions of the fifth and fourteenth amendments to the
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Unformatted text preview: constitution that guarantee that no person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law. Establishment clause - the provision in the first amendment that prohibits congress from creating any law “respecting an establishment of religion.” Free exercise clause - the provision in the first amendment that prohibits congress from making any law “prohibiting the free exercise of exercise” of religion. Preemption - a doctrine under which certain federal laws preempt, or take precedence over, confliction state or local laws. Probable cause – reasonable grounds to believe the existence of facts warranting certain action, such as the search or arrest of a person. Search warrant – an order from a judge or other public official authorizing the search or seizure. Supremacy clause – the provision provides that the constitution, laws, and treaties of the U.S. are the supreme law of the land....
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