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The Dynamic Balance Between Free Speech and Privacy Interests (commentary)

The Dynamic Balance Between Free Speech and Privacy Interests (commentary)

There have been a host of apocalyptic warnings in the blogosphere about the First Circuit’s recent decision holding that truth is not an absolute defense to a defamation claim. One blogger dubbed it “the most dangerous libel decision in decades,” and nearly everyone predicts it could have serious implications for journalists. But instead of joining the chorus of First Amendment advocates decrying the decision, I propose we take a step back to calmly examine the simple but extremely controversial idea that the truth could be defamatory.

Source – Sarah Hinchliff, on CIS

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