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How Far is Too Far? Libel Law in Political Campaigns

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Holliday Forum, Journalism Building LSU

144 Field House Drive

Baton Rouge, LA 70803

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Examination of the case that began with a political campaign ad in Louisiana and ended up changing American libel law forever.

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On November 13, the Reilly Center will host Dr. Eric P. Robinson, an Assistant Professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of South Carolina. Dr. Robinson’s book, Reckless Disregard: St. Amant v. Thompson and the Transformation of Libel Law, examines the case that began with a political campaign ad in Louisiana and ended up changing American libel law forever. Dr. Robinson will moderate a panel of media law and political strategy authorities to discuss the effect of libel law on media operations and coverage of political campaigns as well as the implications of the St. Amant case locally and statewide.

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