New york times vs sullivan 376 u 254 1964

The advertisement included statements, some of which were false, about police action allegedly directed against students who participated in a civil rights demonstration and against a leader of the civil rights movement; respondent claimed the statements referred to him because his duties included supervision of the police department.

New york times vs sullivan 376 u 254 1964

Sullivan, also on certiorari to the same court, argued January 7, The advertisement included statements, some of which were false, about police action allegedly directed against students who participated in a civil rights demonstration and against a leader of the civil rights movement; respondent claimed the statements referred to him because his duties included supervision of the police department.

The trial judge instructed the jury that such statements were "libelous per se," legal injury being implied without proof of actual damages, and that for the purpose of compensatory damages malice was presumed, so that such damages could be awarded against petitioners if the statements were found to have been published by them and to have related to respondent.

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As to punitive damages, the judge instructed that mere negligence was not evidence of actual malice and would not justify an award of punitive damages; he refused to instruct that actual intent to harm or recklessness had to be found before punitive damages could be awarded, or that a verdict for respondent should differentiate between compensatory and punitive damages.

The jury found for respondent and the State Supreme Court affirmed. A State cannot under the First and Fourteenth Amendments award damages to a public official for defamatory falsehood relating to his official conduct unless he proves "actual malice" - that the statement was made with knowledge of its falsity or with reckless disregard of whether it was true or false.

Herbert Wechsler argued the cause for petitioner in No. With him on the brief were Herbert Brownell, Thomas F. Eric Embry, Marvin E. Diana and Doris Wechsler. Rogers and Samuel R. Pierce on the brief were I. Conley, Benjamin Spiegel, Raymond S.

Jelin and Charles B. Briefs of amici curiae, urging reversal, were filed in No. Reuben for the Tribune Company. Brief of amici curiae, urging reversal, was filed in both cases by Edward S. Wulf, Nanette Dembitz and Nancy F.

Wechsler for the American Civil Liberties Union et al. Sullivan is one of the three elected Commissioners of the City of Montgomery, Alabama. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The text concluded with an appeal for funds for three purposes: Martin Luther King, Jr.

The text appeared over the names of 64 persons, many widely known for their activities in public affairs, religion, trade unions, and the performing arts. Below these names, and under a line reading "We in the south who are struggling daily for dignity and freedom warmly endorse this appeal," appeared the names of the four individual petitioners and of 16 other persons, all but two of whom were identified as clergymen in various Southern cities.

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The advertisement was signed at the bottom of the page by the "Committee to Defend Martin Luther King and the Struggle for Freedom in the South," and the officers of the Committee were listed. They read as follows: When the entire student body protested to state authorities by refusing to re-register, their dining hall was padlocked in an attempt to starve them into submission.

They have bombed his home almost killing his wife and child. They have [ U.U.S. New York Times Co. v. Sullivan (No.

New york times vs sullivan 376 u 254 1964

39) Argued: January 6, Decided: March 9, Ala. , So.2d 25, reversed and remanded. Montana Law Review Volume 26 Issue 1Fall Article 7 July New York Times Co.

v. Sullivan, U.S. () Bruce L. Ennis Follow this and additional works at:srmvision.com To sustain a claim of defamation or libel, the First Amendment requires that the plaintiff show that the defendant knew that a statement was false or was reckless in deciding to publish the information without investigating whether it was accurate.

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