Rosenblatt v. Baer
That by finding Rosenblatt negligent in a civil libel case involving public affairs, a New Hampshire state court violated his freedom of speech, and limited public discussion.
Chief Lawyer for Petitioner
Arthur H. Nighswander
Chief Lawyer for Respondent
Stanley M. Brown
Justices for the Court
William J. Brennan, Jr. (writing for the Court), Tom C. Clark, William O. Douglas, Potter Stewart, Hugo Lafayette Black, Earl Warren, Byron R. White
John Marshall Harlan II, Abe Fortas
Date of Decision
21 February 1966
Overturned state court's ruling, deciding that Rosenblatt's article was not libelous, and that finding it so would limit free discussion matters of public interest.
- Thornhill v. Alabama, 310 U.S. 88 (1940).
- New York Times v. Sullivan, 376 U.S. 254 (1964).
- Garrison v. Louisiana, 379 U.S. 64 (1964).
- Herbert v. Lando, 441 U.S. 153 (1979).
- Biskupic, Joan, and Elder Witt. Guide to the U.S. Supreme Court. Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly, Inc., 1997.
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