Can Deterrence Play a Positive Role in Defamation Law?

Erwin, Jonathan Garret
June 2000
Review of Litigation;Summer2000, Vol. 19 Issue 3, p675
Academic Journal
Determines whether deterrence plays a positive role in defamation law in the U.S. as of 2000. Common law tort of defamation; Creation of a constitutional tort of defamation; 'New York Times Co. vs. Sullivan'; Ability of injunctions to deter defamatory falsehoods, cure reputational damage, and protect speech.


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