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#286009 - 06/23/08 04:47 PM Nailed it long ago!
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#286011 - 06/23/08 04:51 PM Re: Nailed it long ago! [Re: Rykat]
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Good one Rykat
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#286107 - 06/24/08 04:21 AM Re: Nailed it long ago! [Re: elbert]
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Perfect, although I'm betting there will be someone out there who will take it as a personal attack!
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#286108 - 06/24/08 04:53 AM Re: Nailed it long ago! [Re: pugwash]
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Rykat, your research is unbeliveable and "right on baby"!
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#286115 - 06/24/08 07:55 AM Re: Nailed it long ago! [Re: Rykat]
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ry, where do you find this stuff? that was pretty damn funny! laugh
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#286123 - 06/24/08 02:58 PM Re: Nailed it long ago! [Re: pugwash]
elbert Offline
Being a group of lawyers you guys are perfect to answer a question I've had on my mind. I vaguely remember from my school days a rule about differences between the individual and persons in the public eye.
For example it might be a personal attack if I say something about pugwash's nose but not if I say something about Richard Nixons.
any one remember how that rule went?
(ps pug not ever having seen your nose you shouldn't take that personal :-)
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#286124 - 06/24/08 03:13 PM Re: Nailed it long ago! [Re: elbert]
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Elbert, you may be referring to the differing standards of proof required to prove slander/libel in a court of law. Generally speaking, the standard required to prove a case alleging slanderous or libelous statements about a private individual is lower than that required when alleging slanderous or libelous statements about someone defined as a "public figure". In the case of a public figure, actual knowledge that the statement made is false/untrue is required, whereas reckless disregard for whether the statement made or published is true or not may suffice in the case of a private individual. The definition of what constitutes a "public figure" is often the most pivotal part of the case.
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#286125 - 06/24/08 03:32 PM Re: Nailed it long ago! [Re: KC Jayhawk]
elbert Offline
Thanks, :-)
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#286126 - 06/24/08 03:36 PM Re: Nailed it long ago! [Re: KC Jayhawk]
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That's the rule, KC! Probably the best known example is the case of Hustler Magazine, Inc. v. Falwell, where Hustler published an extremely distasteful parody ad involving Jerry Falwell, his mother and an outhouse. The United States Supreme Court said that even though it was obvious the statements were false and Hustler knew they were false, it was also obvious the ad was not intended to protray actual events and Falwell was a public figure, so the speech was protected. Public figures are pretty much fair game. Is rykat a public figure? laugh
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#286129 - 06/24/08 04:07 PM Re: Nailed it long ago! [Re: Leah-Ann]
elbert Offline
Everyone in the room is staring at me because I just abruptly laughed out loud with a large volume.
Rykat is probably not . I'm feeling around for some guide lines for the board. Yesterday was a big day for personal attacks Its uncomfortable deleting some and not others.
pugwash's comment
"Perfect, although I'm betting there will be someone out there who will take it as a personal attack!"
reminded me.
sorry about the 'off topic'
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