TITLE

Who Does the First Amendment Protect?: Why the Plaintiff Should Bear the Burden of Proof in Any Defamation Action

AUTHOR(S)
Hagans, William G.
PUB. DATE
June 2007
SOURCE
Review of Litigation;Summer2007, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p613
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The article presents the author's views on legal issues related to defamation suits in the U.S. According to the author, the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution has tended to extend protection to defendant by placing the burden of proof on plaintiff, with regard to the truthfulness of a statement in defamation cases. The author argues that falsity of the statement must be proved by a preponderance of the evidence.
ACCESSION #
25485207

 

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