Can a politician like Van Jones sue for libel or slander? - Yahoo! Answers... The Supreme Court case New York Times v. Sullivan set the standard, called actual malice. Public figures have to prove that not only was the statement false, but also that the speaker or writer either knew the statement was false or published the statement with "reckless disregard" for whether the statement was true or false.
Since libel or slander is by definition a false statement, truth is a defense. So the plaintiff is the one who ends up on trial, because he or she has to prove the accusations against him or her are false. ...
maybe we can put that portion of your argument to rest
A Canadian conservative is one who believes in limited government and that the government should stay out of our wallets and out of our bedrooms.
I may be wrong.
Last edited by TiredOfLife; 08-02-13 at 12:00 PM.
Publishing misleading headlines in a newspaper you don't own isn't a constitutional right.
One of you will end up here next!