1- 1-2 pages minimum, written in narrative format
about Film: The People v. Larry Flynt
2- answer those questions from the worksheets not form anilinePart One
Dominion Voting Systems brought a $1.6 billion suit against Fox News. Fox News commentators and guests repeatedly claimed on air the voting technology company used machines with an algorithm that could change votes during the 2020 presidential election. These unsupported allegations fueled speculation that the election had been stolen from former President Trump.
A memo from Fox News CEO Rupert Murdoch recently released showed him saying commentator Sean Hannity was afraid the channel would lose viewers if they did not support claims of a stolen election.
a. Explain the facts and precedents in New York Times v Sullivan (1964). How might the precedent apply to the case?
b. Explain the facts and precedents set in Milkovich v. Lorain Journal (1990). How might fair comment apply to the case?
C. Explain the precedent set in Herbert v. Lando (1979). How might the precedent apply to the case?
Florida Gov. DeSantos has set up new guidelines that required all books to be removed from K-12 classrooms and no books can be borrowed from the libraries
unless they have been vetted by a censorship board. Arkansas is in process of setting up similar measures, and other states are considering book banning possibilities.
Research of books that have been banned show that 41% had LGBTQ themes, protagonists or prominent secondary characters, 40% had characters of color as primary or prominent secondary characters, 21% dealt with race or racism, and 22% contained sexual content.
Select a case of your choice concerning children’s access to indecent or obscene material.
a) Explain the facts and precedent of that case.
b) Explain how that precedent would or would not apply to the Florida decision.
Basketball superstar Kobe Bryant and his daughter Ganna died in crash in 2020. When some members of the Los Angeles County she department arrived on the scene, they took pictures of the crash a then shared them on social media. Bryant’s widow settled on $28 damages for emotional distress/tort of outrage and invasion of privacy.
A. Explain the facts and precedent from Hustler v. Falwell (1988) How did tort of outrage apply to the LA sheriff’s office photos?
B. We discussed four types of invasion of privacy. Explain why at least one of them would come into consideration in this case.