TITLE

The Evolution of Indiana's Heightened Libel Defense

PUB. DATE
October 1996
SOURCE
Free Speech Yearbook;1996, Vol. 34, p88
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Essay
ABSTRACT
An essay is presented on the evolution of the heightened libel defense in Indiana Supreme Court. It explores the actual malice rule of the U.S. Supreme Court. It also highlights how the federal and state courts outside Indiana respond to the doctrine. Moreover, the decision of the Supreme Court on actual malice has created the foundation for Indiana and other states to provide enhanced protection for speakers and media against defamation suits by private individuals.
ACCESSION #
76445556

 

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