This is New York Times v. Sullivan (1964).
Legal Question: To what extent does the First Amendment protections for speech and press limit a state's power to award damages in a libel action brought by a public official against critics of his official conduct?
Action: The Court ruled in favor of The Times.
This opinion's citations have been edited down and all footnotes have been removed for ease of listening.
For more episodes, visit thefire.org/outloud.