1st Amendment assorted cases

1st Amendment assorted cases - NYT v Sullivan o 1964 o...

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NYT v. Sullivan o 1964 o Established actual malice standard o Libel v. newspaper for full page ad about MLK Jr-some factual errors o AL libel law-didn’t have to prove it harmed him o Did libel law violate 1 st am freedom of speech & press? o 1 st am protects statements about conduct of public officials except when made w/actual malice (false or reckless disregard that they’re false) o Debate on public issues should be uninhibited o Revolutionized libel law & shift in 1 st am jurisprudence-more sensitive, less formulaic analysis o Allowed free reporting of civil rights campaigns Cox v. Louisiana o 1964 o Does disturbance of the peace conviction for peaceable demonstration that may incite
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Unformatted text preview: violence infringe on 1 st am rights to freedom of speech and assembly? o No disturbance actions from protestors o Free speech best serves purpose when invite dispute & stirs people to anger o No breach of peace statutes vs protestors • Walker v. City of Birmingham o 1967 o Activists denied permit to march, Birmingham got injunction stopping them, marchers defied order o Did injunction violate 1 st am? o Walker failed to use proper judicial measures, so arrests upheld o No man can be judge in his own case...
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