Connections: The Future Of Libel Law
Fifty-two years after Times v Sullivan, a President Donald Trump would seek to "loosen" libel laws to make it easier for politicians to sue journalists. In particular, Trump doesn't like the "actual malice" portion of the Supreme Court decision.
What would it mean for journalists if Trump gets his way? How could it impact a free press? How does our country's libel law standard compare to that of other countries? Our guests:
- Chris Thomas, partner with Nixon Peabody
- Dick Moss, news director for the Democrat & Chronicle
- Jeremy Moule, reporter for City Newspaper