[ExI] Justice Thomas ​wants the presadent to be able to sue for Libel

Dave Sill sparge at gmail.com
Wed Feb 20 17:26:52 UTC 2019

>From Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defamation:

"There are several things a person must prove to establish that libel has
taken place. In the United States, a person must prove that 1) the
statement was false, 2) caused harm, and 3) was made without adequate
research into the truthfulness of the statement. These steps are for an
ordinary citizen. For a celebrity or public official, a person must prove
the first three steps, and that the statement was made with the intent to
do harm or with reckless disregard for the truth,[15] which is usually
specifically referred to as "actual malice".[16]"

It's not solely based on the truth.


On Wed, Feb 20, 2019 at 12:18 PM John Clark <johnkclark at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Feb 20, 2019 at 11:53 AM Adrian Tymes <atymes at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
>> *Does he intend to make truth no longer an absolute defense?Not that
>> everything bad that's written about Trump is true.  Just most of it.*
> I don't care if it's true or not, no politician (and certainly not the
> presadent!!!) should be able to sue for libel. If they don't like that then
> they shouldn't get into politics. In fact I'm very uncomfortable with the
> very idea of anybody suing for libel. Yes sometimes a injustice will occur
> because of  something false that somebody said, but if government tries to
> correct that by getting into the truth determining business it would create
> far more problems than it would solve. Perfect justice is the enemy of good
> justice.
> John K Clark
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