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Garrison v. Louisiana (1964)  [Findlaw]

Argument Date 10/19/1964
Decided 11/23/1964
Supreme Court Vote 9-0
 
IssueWhether, in view of the differing history and purposes of criminal libel, the New York Times v. Sullivan (1964) rule also limits state power to impose criminal sanctions for criticism of the official conduct of public officials.
Majority Opinion Brennan, J.
Concurring Opinion Black, J. (joined by Dougals, J.), & Douglas, J. (joined by Black, J.), & Goldberg, J.
Lower Court Louisiana Supreme Court
News
AP, "10th Circuit asked to throw out Colo. criminal-libel law" (01/14/06)

AP, "N.M. man sentenced for violating criminal-libel law" (10-19-2005)

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