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Fri Mar 19, 2021, 12:25 PM

D.C. Circuit Judge Silberman calls on the Supreme Court to overturn New York Times v. Sullivan

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What In the Q Is This Federal Judge Going On About?

At least(?) it's only a dissent.

By KATHRYN RUBINO
on March 19, 2021 at 12:07 PM

Oh, dear. This dissent is WILD, yíall. Like your uncle got into the brandy early at Christmas dinner and is now shouting the latest conspiracy theories from Newsmax to the room as bits of partially chewed breadsticks fly about.

The case is a defamation appeal in the D.C. Circuit. Judge Tatel wrote for the majority, and is joined by Chief Judge Srinivasan, and itís a fairly unremarkable First Amendment decision. But wooboy, Judge Laurence Silbermanís dissent goes full around the bend. (As a reminder, Silberman last graced these pages for his defense of military assets being named after traitors ó you know, Confederate ones ó and being promptly and beautifully slapped back by a clerk, because no one else would say anything.)

In the dissent (and thank goodness itís only a dissent), Silberman has some *thoughts* about New York Times v. Sullivan ó you know the foundational First Amendment case ó yeah, he wants the Supreme Court to overturn it. Stare decisis? Thatís for cucks.

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Slateís Mark Joseph Stern tweets:

🚨D.C. Circuit Judge Silberman just released a truly wild dissent calling on the Supreme Court to overturn New York Times v. Sullivan, claiming NYT and WaPo are "virtually Democratic Party broadsheets," and accusing "big tech" of censoring conservatives. https://cadc.uscourts.gov/internet/opinions.nsf/C5F7840A6FFFCF648525869D004ECAC5/$file/19-7132-1890626.pdf



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Fri Mar 19, 2021, 12:53 PM

1. What a maroon

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Fri Mar 19, 2021, 12:55 PM

2. This is why lifetime appointments are troubling. Nt

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