New York Times Co. vs. Sullivan

In 1963 during the height of the Civil Rights Movement, the case of New York Times v. Sullivan came about which established the term, actual malice. According to Wikipedia, actual malice is “a condition required to establish libel against public officials or public figures and is defined as “knowledge that the information was false” or that it was published “with reckless disregard of whether it was false or not” (Actual Malice).

I found an interesting and informative video on Youtube that describes the NYT v. Sullivan case.

***Video courtesy of ThinkwellVids***

 

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