The Right Coast

Editor: Thomas A. Smith
University of San Diego
School of Law

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Warren And Harris Accuse Cleared Ferguson Officer Of Murder – JONATHAN TURLEY

While both Harris and Warren have criticized Trump for ignoring his own Justice Department and politicizing the legal process, these allegations of murder would seem to raise the same concerns. What would be interesting is if Wilson elects to sue for defamation. This could be defended as opinion. However, even under the New York Times v. Sullivan standard, there are cases to be made for “actual malice,” which is defined as either knowing falsehood or reckless disregard of the truth.Wilson could claim that the statements constitute reckless disregard of the truth as established by the Obama Administration and the grand jury.


Wilson should sue them both.

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