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New York Times Co. v. Sullivan
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New York Times Co. v. Sullivan


Prior to New York Times Co. v. Sullivan, the New York Times claimed news organizations were dissuaded from accurately reporting civil rights abuses in the south.
  U.S. Supreme Court case which protected free press by establishing that the plaintiff in a defamation or libel case prove that the publisher of the statement in question knew that the statement was false or acted in reckless disregard of truth (1964)
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New York Times v. Sullivan New York Times Co. v. Sullivan
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  • Prior to New York Times Co. v. Sullivan, the New York Times claimed news organizations were dissuaded from accurately reporting civil rights abuses in the south.
  • In a landmark ruling, New York Times v. Sullivan changed the standard for defamation and libel by requiring plaintiffs to prove malice—that is, evidence of actual knowledge on the part of the publisher that a statement is false.
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Associated words [difficulty]:   New York Times Co. v. Sullivan [9] , Roe v. Wade [7] , Brown v. Board of Education [8] , Dred Scott Decision [8] , Lemon v. Kurtzman [9] , Loving v. Virginia [9] , Plessy v. Ferguson [9]
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