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Did you know?
This case established one of the most significant precedents affecting the work of investigative
journalists in US case law. It raises the bar for proving defamation against those deemed to be public
figures by establishing the standard of actual malice or reckless disregard for the truth. In other
words, it protects journalists from being sued for making an honest mistake.
You can listen to audio of the actual oral arguments from the Supreme Court hearing by clicking here.