The Progeny (Paperback)

Justice William J. Brennan's Fight to Preserve the Legacy of New York Times V. Sullivan

By Lee Levine, Stephen Wermiel

American Bar Association, 9781627228961, 473pp.

Publication Date: September 7, 2014

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Hardcover (3/7/2014)

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New York Times Co. v. Sullivan, credited with defining the "central meaning" of the First Amendment, has protected the freedom of expression for the past 50 years. This book focuses on "the progeny" of that decision--examining how Justice Brennan nurtured and developed the constitutional law of defamation and related claims from this important milestone. Told largely from Brennan's perspective, and based on his previously unreported papers and interviews with his biographer, the authors deconstruct the internal machinations that resulted in the historic line of cases that now governs the law of defamation as well as closely related claims such as invasion of privacy and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

About the Author

Lee Levine is a partner in the Washington D.C. firm Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz, L.L.P. Stephen Wermiel is a Professor of Practice in Constitutional Law and associate director of the Summer Institute on Law and Government at American University Washington College of Law in Washington DC.