New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

The Sullivan decision: Affirming the right to criticize government


February 28, 2022

For a nation grounded on the republican values of self-government and freedom of expression, both of which are served and constitutionally fortified by freedom of the press, the Supreme Court's ruling in the landmark case of New York Times v. Sullivan (1964) provided all the reassurance that even the most demanding citizens could seek.

The "central meaning" of the First Amendment, Justice Willi...

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