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Old April 30th, 2017, 08:52 AM   #1
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Libel Laws: A Big Change?

White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said the Trump administration has "looked at" changes to libel laws that would curtail press freedoms, but said "whether that goes anywhere is a different story."

President Trump frequently slams the press for its coverage of him and in March suggested changing libel laws.

Libel is when defamatory statements about someone are published. But the American press enjoys some protection from lawsuits claiming libel because of the First Amendment's guarantee of free speech rights.



White House considers changes to libel laws protecting free press - NY Daily News


Trump's chief of staff: 'We've looked at' changing libel laws - Apr. 30, 2017

Reince Priebus: We?ve ?Looked at? Changing Libel Laws - The Daily Beast

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Old April 30th, 2017, 09:02 AM   #2
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The Supreme Court has already ruled that politicians or celebrities cannot sue for libel or slander.
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Old April 30th, 2017, 10:32 AM   #3
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This sounds like it is right up the progressives alley. Is he trying to win points from the dems?
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