A look at The New York Times vs. Sullivan

Published February 20, 2023


CNN interviewed Samantha Barbas about the importance of the landmark libel case live on Inside Politics With John King. “I think we've seen in the past five or more years a concerted, conservative attack on New York Times versus Sullivan that really started with Donald Trump when he made a famous statement that he wanted to open up liable laws to make it easier for him and his allies to sue the press for libel and win lots of money in damage awards,” Barbas said. “So, it really seems that what is going on is there is a kind of politically motivated attack on Sullivan that is unprecedented in the history since 1964.”

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