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Public figure libel standard questioned by Supreme Court Justice

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas' view on American law relevant to written defamation (libel) is not widely shared on the nation's highest court. That didn't stop him from stating it in a recent case, though, in which he expressed strong opposition to a judicial standard set forth in a seminal 1964 SCOTUS decision.

Considerations surrounding the “fine line” in defamation law

The above-referenced “fine line” in today’s blog post headline comes courtesy of an in-depth online overview of defamation law. That article additionally refers to the “delicate balance” that is often apparent in cases pitting one person’s speech rights and another’s alleged injury owing to the exercise of those rights.