It's gospel for First Amendment advocates that lawsuits against news organizations chill freedom of the press. But in an era of rampant misinformation, such legal actions may be more accepted.
In 1886, a Victorian judge deplored the disregard given to women's rights in cases of sexual slander. Today, women are still fighting to protect their reputations and tell their stories.
Amid all the Mueller report uncertainty, one thing is clear: Donald Trump did some wildly improper things to win the presidency. So did Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, JFK and George W. Bush.
What does it mean for free speech if a comedian is successfully sued by her ex-husband over the material in her act?
The trend of politicians suing other politicians is worrisome since it risks limiting free speech. But there's a solution at hand known as anti-SLAPP legislation.