Book Discussion on Make No Law: The Sullivan Case

Anthony Lewis, a New York Times columnist, discussed his book Make No Law: The Sullivan Case and the First Amendment. In the book he… read more

Anthony Lewis, a New York Times columnist, discussed his book Make No Law: The Sullivan Case and the First Amendment. In the book he recounts the historic legal battle waged in the early 1960s that affirmed American freedom of the press. In 1960 Alabama Commissioner L.B. Sullivan brought a libel suit against The New York Times for its criticism of Montgomery’s response to civil rights protests. Mr. Lewis explained that the Supreme Court case established the actual malice standard and led to free reporting of the civil rights campaigns in the southern region of America. Mr. Lewis also offers a history of the First Amendment and discusses how its interpretation has changed to accommodate the needs of a changing society. close

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Book Discussion on Make No Law: The Sullivan Case

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 20, 1991
Last Aired:
Mar 16, 2014

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  • Oct 20, 1991 | 7:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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