Biden: How to Deal with the Plight of the Press; Was De-Platforming Trump Warranted; and Choosing Sides in the Dominion Libel CasesGeorge Freeman
MLRC Executive Director reflects on the challenges facing president Biden, big tech deplatforming former president Trump, and how the media bar might consider a worthy defamation suit.
The lawsuit—one of many filed by Rep. Nunes—concerns a Post article reporting that a senior U.S. intelligence official briefed the House Intelligence Committee that Russia wanted to see President Trump reelected.
SDNY Judge dismissed the case in December after finding that many of the statements at issue were non-actionable opinion or not ‘of and concerning’ Brimelow, and that Brimelow could not plausibly show actual malice as to any of the claims.
Nevada Fair Report Privilege Does Not Apply to Citizen Complaints to Police, Absent Some Official Government ActionMara Gassmann
The Nevada Supreme Court reverses the district court’s dismissal of a defamation claim by billionaire, Republican activist, and casino magnate Steve Wynn against the Associated Press and its reporter.
Judge Rakoff granted a motion for reconsideration by The Times and James Bennet, holding that one provision of the new anti-SLAPP law requires Palin to establish actual malice as a matter of state law.
In a pair of cases, the First Circuit held that the Commonwealth could not prohibit the secret recording of police officers carrying out their official duties in public places because such recording is a form of newsgathering activity protected by the First Amendment.
According to UK experts, the United States faces an uphill battle on appeal because the Court’s findings of fact regarding Assange’s mental health are unlikely to be reversed.
An amicus curiae brief invites the European Court to consider how the U.S. Supreme Court resolved an issue as to whether a public official who is neither named nor identified in public criticism of government has standing in litigation to punish the authors of the criticism.
The latest amendment to the Copyright Act of 1976 creates a long-awaited new home for the litigation of lower-value copyright cases.
Tracy Chapman accepted a Rule 68 offer of judgment from Nicki Minaj, in a copyright infringement suit alleging that Minaj copied and distributed Chapman’s song Baby Can I Hold You without a license.
The court held that the news articles challenged in the lawsuit do not constitute “trademark use” and therefore the Lanham Act does not even apply.
The complexity in the case was presented by the core legal issue, which was whether FERPA provided the university with discretion to release or withhold the records through the Supremacy Clause, or whether the discretion afforded by FERPA was overridden by the state’s Public Records Law.
The adoption of Rule 55.1 marks a tremendous leap forward for Colorado courts, which heretofore granted unfettered discretion to trial court judges to deny the public’s presumptive right to inspect judicial records.
The FAA finally issued a pair of long-awaited final rules that will expand opportunities for aerial journalists, but, at the same time, will permit the government to monitor all drone traffic.