Roberts and Libel

by   |  09.27.05  |  Current Events

The New York Times has an interesting story on the libel views of Supreme Court Chief Justice apparent John Roberts. In addition to managing to use the word insouciance, it also includes a pretty accurate discussion of public figure status and actual malice.

Because the Times reguires sign-in, I’m mirroring the story here.

Be sure to read the final few graphs about the recent libel case Roberts heard as an appeals court judge.

Update: Oops. The Times on Wednesday corrected this original story to point out its underlying premise is false – Roberts did not write the memo critical of Times v. Sullivan; another Reagan White House official did.