Speaking at a White House Cabinet meeting, Trump said the goal of the effort would be "so that when somebody says something that is false and defamatory about someone that person will have meaningful recourse in our courts". He can look all he wants, but he can't do anything about it. Cue cable news fainting anyway.
In what was seen as an attempt to show Trump is mentally fit and in command, the president had kept a pool of reporters, including a TV camera, inside of a meeting he had on Tuesday with United States lawmakers on immigration. After the president warned that he could look into changing the #libel laws in the country, one host on #Fox News was quick to speak out [VIDEO].
Trump Once Again Employs Anti-Semitism by Calling Feinstein 'Sneaky'
Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) speaks during a Senate committee meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., U.S., April 3, 2017. Trump has attacked the dossier and called it "very fake", although its contents have not been proved or disproved.
As a public figure, he would have a high threshold to prove a libel claim.
"I'm sure their ratings were fantastic; they always are - which is why I think the media will ultimately support Trump in the end, because they're going to say, if Trump doesn't win in three years, they're all out of business". "Look, the president is upset and frustrated with the misreporting and fake news that regularly takes place. You wouldn't have things like that happen where you can say whatever comes to your head". No lawsuit has yet been filed. Just last week, Trump's private attorneys sent a threatening letter to the publisher of "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House" just before publication, warning of libel liability if the book were released - which of course it was.
Apple releases fifth iOS 11.2.5 beta for iPhone and iPad [U
Going forward, the upcoming versions of the Pokemon GO will work only on latest iOS operating platforms. His device achieved 1,561 points in the single-core and 2,665 in the multi-core test prior to updating.
Trump has floated changes to libel statutes in response to negative media coverage in the past, saying in October that it's "disgusting the press is able to write whatever it wants to write". Under current US libel and defamation laws, which staunchly protect the First Amendment, would-be plaintiffs must prove that a media company knowingly and purposefully published false information, which is a very high bar to clear.
State courts and state legislatures are responsible for codifying protections against libel and defamation.
Sensex, Nifty hit lifetime high; Infy stock flat ahead of Q3
Notable gainers were Adaniports 1.48 per cent, Wipro 1.37 per cent, Coal India 1.37 per cent and ONGC 0.41 per cent. China reported trade data for December with exports moving up 10.9 percent and imports rising 4.5 percent.
In the University of Chicago Law School journal, Chicago Unbound, now-Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan in 1993 published a paper saying that the underlying reality of the case in Times v. Sullivan was a "governmental suppression of critical speech".