In 1964, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in New York Times v. Sullivan treating public figures to a different, more onerous standard when they were the victims of defamator falsehoods than in traditional libel cases. Recently, Justice Thomas and Justice Gorsuch have expressed skepticism about the constitutional infirmity of this decision. Our panelists will provide their perspectives on this decision and whether the Court should reconsider it.
Joe Cohn, Legislative and Policy Director, FIRE
Prof. Carson Holloway, Professor of Political Science and Department Chair, University of Nebraska Omaha
Jered Ede, Clare Locke
Carol Jean LoCicero, Managing Partner, Thomas & LoCicero, PL
Moderator: Jesse Panuccio, Partner, Boies Schiller Flexner LLP