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  • How Far is Too Far? Libel Law in Political Campaigns

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    Name: How Far is Too Far? Libel Law in Political Campaigns
    Date: November 13, 2019
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM CST
    Event Description:
    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. The event will be held on Wednesday, November 13, from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. in the Journalism Building’s Holliday Forum.
    Journalism Building, Holliday Forum
    144 Field House Dr.
    Baton Rouge, LA 70803
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    Admission is free, but registration is required
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