The Deplorable Vanishing of Fox’s Trial - Part 2

3 Pages Posted: 2 May 2023

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John Lande

University of Missouri School of Law

Date Written: May 2, 2023

Abstract

This article addresses the (in)adequacy of the settlement in Dominion Voting Systems’s lawsuit again Fox Corporation and Fox News. Top Fox executives engaged in a course of conduct of deception about our democratic system that contributed to undermining the legitimacy of our elections. Considering the substantial public interest in this case, a large monetary settlement and mere “acknowledgment” of a complex legal ruling is not an adequate remedy. The article explains why the settlement was problematic, which is partly a reflection of what Professor Jonathan Cohen described as the normalized culture of legal denial. This culture helps the “haves” in society come out ahead in litigation.

Keywords: culture of legal denial, why the haves come out ahead, public interest, legitimacy, democratic system, elections

Suggested Citation

Lande, John, The Deplorable Vanishing of Fox’s Trial - Part 2 (May 2, 2023). University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2023-08, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4436310

John Lande (Contact Author)

University of Missouri School of Law ( email )

Hulston Hall
Columbia, MO 65211
United States

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