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Lawsuit Against Fox Is Shaping Up to Be a Major First Amendment Case

In the weeks after President Donald J. Trump lost the 2020 election, the Fox Business host Lou Dobbs claimed to have “tremendous evidence” that voter fraud was to blame. That […]




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Why Alex Jones’s Trial Won’t Stop the Spread of Lies

If it hadn’t been so excruciatingly sad, Alex Jones’s defamation trial might have been cathartic.Mr. Jones, the supplement-slinging conspiracy theorist, was ordered to pay more than $45 million in damages […]




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Do Russian Oligarchs Have a Secret Weapon in London’s Libel Lawyers?

The government attempted to rebalance the scales with the passage of the Defamation Act of 2013. It required plaintiffs to show a connection to the country in order to file […]




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First Amendment Scholars Want to See the Media Lose These Cases

As Fox News mounts its defense in the Dominion case and in a lawsuit by another voting systems company, Smartmatic, the network’s lawyers have argued that core to the First […]




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Sarah Palin’s Libel Claim Against The Times Is Rejected by a Jury

The editorial was published on June 14, 2017, the same day a gunman opened fire at a baseball field in Virginia where Republican congressmen were practicing, injuring several people, including […]







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A Vast Web of Vengeance

A Waterfall of MaggotsMs. Atas vanished from the public record for the next nine years. But around 2001, according to Ontario court filings, she was arrested and charged with assault […]