The Future of Defamation in Illinois after Colson v. Steig and Capski v. Copley Press, Incorporated

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Linda A. Malone

William & Mary Law School

Rodney A. Smolla

Widener University - Delaware Law School

Date Written: 1983

Abstract

This article, by Linda A. Malone and Rodney A. Smolla, looks at the unique future of defamation in Illinois. The Illinois Supreme Court decisions in Colson v. Steig and Chapski v. Copley Press, Inc. protect speakers from liability against defamation by being committed to free expression.

Keywords: free speech, Illinois Supreme Court, defamation

Suggested Citation

Malone, Linda A. and Smolla, Rodney A., The Future of Defamation in Illinois after Colson v. Steig and Capski v. Copley Press, Incorporated (1983). DePaul Law Review, Vol. 32, 1983. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2170062

Linda A. Malone (Contact Author)

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Rodney A. Smolla

Widener University - Delaware Law School ( email )

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Wilmington, DE 19803-0406
United States

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