Abstract

http://ssrn.com/abstract=2070690
 
 

Footnotes (159)



 


 



The Story of New York Times Co. v. Sullivan


Mary-Rose Papandrea


Boston College - Law School

May 30, 2012

First Amendment Stories, ed. Richard W. Garnett and Andrew Koppelman (New York: Thomson Reuters/Foundation Press, pp. 229-263, 2012 Forthcoming
Boston College Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 269

Abstract:     
New York Times v. Sullivan is likely the most important First Amendment case the Supreme Court has ever decided. In this case, the Court first announced that the "central meaning" of the First Amendment is the protection of political debate and declared the nation's commitment to public discourse as "uninhibited, robust, and wide-open." There can be no doubt that these principles have had a huge impact on First Amendment jurisprudence. Its impact on journalism and public debate more generally, however, is less certain. In the digital age, the assumptions Sullivan made about the media, the marketplace of ideas, and the ability of individuals to defend their reputations through self-help measures are once again up for reconsideration.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 28

Keywords: First Amendment, Supreme Court, New York Times v. Sullivan, civil rights movement, libel

Accepted Paper Series


Download This Paper

Date posted: May 31, 2012  

Suggested Citation

Papandrea, Mary-Rose, The Story of New York Times Co. v. Sullivan (May 30, 2012). First Amendment Stories, ed. Richard W. Garnett and Andrew Koppelman (New York: Thomson Reuters/Foundation Press, pp. 229-263, 2012 Forthcoming; Boston College Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 269. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2070690

Contact Information

Mary-Rose Papandrea (Contact Author)
Boston College - Law School ( email )
885 Centre Street
Newton, MA 02459-1163
United States
Feedback to SSRN


Paper statistics
Abstract Views: 624
Downloads: 139
Download Rank: 122,790
Footnotes:  159

© 2014 Social Science Electronic Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.  FAQ   Terms of Use   Privacy Policy   Copyright   Contact Us
This page was processed by apollo4 in 0.297 seconds