None taken, but it is quite easy to use Google. But if you want a lawyer (Right's still in school), there are actual practicing lawyers on the board.
And the law does work exactly as I said, which is why there aren't alot of libel slander cases against public figures. There sure are some, however.
If the law didn't work exactly as I said, the freedom of speech would be infringed by the burden of needed to verify the veracity of everything you say before you say it. Even false statements are protected, unless the plaintiff proves that the person who said it, or wrote it, knew it was true or was grossly negligent with regard to the truth.
I wonder why Page Six is able to stay in business, btw? They are often grossly negligent with regard to truth ....