CHAMPIONING THE FIRST AMENDMENT --
& VINDICATING THE PUBLIC'S RIGHTS
Interest Lawsuit vs GANNETT
for libel &
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“‘The First Amendment goes beyond protection of the press..’…‘it is the right of
the [public], not the right of the [media], which is paramount,’...for ‘without
the information provided by the press most of us and many of our representatives
would be unable to vote intelligently or to register opinions on the
administration of government generally,’…”
Cohen v. Cowles Media Co., 501 U.S.
663, 678 (1991), Justice Souter, writing in dissent with Justices Marshall,
Blackmun, and O’Connor, citing cases culminating in New York Times Co. v.
Sullivan, 376 U.S. 254, 278-279 (1964), cited in “Journalistic
Malpractice: Suing Jayson Blair and the New York Times for Fraud and Negligence”,
14 Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal 1, footnotes
62 and 156 (2003).
for Libel &
Journalistic Fraud in New First Amendment Case,
Guardian, October 21, 2010