The topics listed (group libel, falsity of publication, malicious publication, and damages) are used to justify the libel suit that L. B. Sullivan, police commissioner of Montgomery, filed against The New York Times in response to the advertisement.
In the statement Sullivan specifically refers to an upcoming Sunday gathering of African Americans at the Capitol "under the guise of a religious service." He argues that citizens have other facilities for such purposes, and he suggests that the...
Copy of an advertisement published in The New York Times by the Committee to Defend Martin Luther King and the Struggle for Freedom in the South. The ad describes nonviolent civil rights demonstrations across the South, specifically mentioning a...
Sullivan, police commissioner of Montgomery, Alabama, had filed the libel suit against The New York Times in response to an advertisement published in the paper, soliciting funds for the legal defense of Martin Luther King, Jr. The Montgomery...
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