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The Future of the First Amendment and Defamation

Civil Rights and LibertiesIn The News By Binnall Law Group - 2022/01/12 at 12:32pm

By Shawn Flynn The beginning and often the end of the discussion about defamation in the United States has been the landmark Supreme Court decision New York Times v. Sullivan for several decades. But cracks are beginning to show in the bedrock of this once widely esteemed case, and it is time for this case to be retired as it no longer fits society today and lacks any constitutional foundation.  In essence, New York Times v. Sullivan stands for the principle that an action for defamation brought by a public official requires a showing that the statement in question was […]

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What A Title IX Defense Attorney Wants You to Know About Title IX No Contact Orders

Title IX By Binnall Law Group - 2021/12/31 at 07:00am

When a student accuses someone of a Title IX violation, the school can impose a “no contact” order (NCO) on the person accused of the violation. Some colleges refer to these as No Contact Directives or another term. NCOs may be accompanied by other restrictions that can have a broad reach and make life confusing and difficult for the person facing allegations. It is important for accused students to understand their rights and know how to act when an order is imposed. If they say or do the wrong thing, it could seriously harm their case and leave them open […]

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