Errors, Lies, and Libel / Edition 1

Errors, Lies, and Libel / Edition 1

ISBN-10:
0809317206
ISBN-13:
9780809317202
Pub. Date:
10/01/1991
Publisher:
Southern Illinois University Press

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Errors, Lies, and Libel / Edition 1

Peter E. Kane takes a critical look at the development of the present law through a discussion of seventeen landmark libel cases.

One of the many points Kane clarifies is the important distinction between an error and a lie when judging whether someone is guilty of libel. For example, in the series of events that led to Goldwater vs. Ginzburg, Ralph Ginzburg, publisher of fact magazine, compiled and printed in fact a montage of quotes he had collected from psychiatrists about Barry Goldwater. It took five years of legal sparring for the courts to conclude that Ginzburg had deliberately published a malicious and irresponsible document and to rule in favor of Goldwater. Kane closes with a discussion of current thinking on possible libel reform.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780809317202
Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press
Publication date: 10/01/1991
Edition description: 1st Edition
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.30(d)

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