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Public figures suing the press for defamation must show that the journalist acted with knowledge that the material was false or recklessly disregarded evidence of the truth. This is what is known as actual malice. These papers analyze the actual malice standard as applied in defamation cases against the press in New York and Virginia state courts. Also considered are the circumstances under which actual malice would be required in a defamation case brought against a blogger.
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Keller, Abraham and Vicar, Nathan, "Research exercise: Analyzing the Actual Malice Standard in New York and Virginia Defamation Cases" (2014). Stander Symposium Posters. 395.
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