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Dean Lidsky Named Reporter of New Restatement of Torts

Dean Lyrissa Lidsky was recently named a Reporter of the new American Law Institute (ALI) Restatement of Torts:  Defamation and Privacy.  The project will focus on torts dealing with personal and business reputation and dignity, including defamation, business disparagement, and rights of privacy. Among other issues, the updates will cover the substantial body of new issues relating to the internet.…

Dean Lidsky Interviewed about Defamation Lawsuit Involving two Kremlin-Controlled TV Stations

Dean Lyrissa Lidsky was interviewed recently about a libel lawsuit against two Kremlin-controlled television stations, “U.S. Libel Case Over Russian Poisoning Take Aim at Kremlin Propaganda.” The plaintiff, Alex Goldfarb,  says that the two channels defame him by presenting reports indicating that Goldfarb murdered his close friend, Alexander Litvinenko, by poisoning him 12 years ago. Goldfarb speculates that by airing…

Dean Lidsky Writes Essay for First Amendment News

For its 200th issue, the First Amendment News invited 15 women to write essays about free speech law. Dean Lyrissa Lidsky’s essay, “Libel, Lies, and Conspiracy Theories,” discusses the libel suits by Sandy Hook parents against Alex Jones of Infowars. Dean Lidsky contends that examining the Sandy Hook parents’ libel suits against Jones helps illuminate the limits of the First…

Dean Lidsky and Fellow First Amendment Scholars File Amicus Brief in Gilmore v. Jones

Dean Lyrissa Lidsky and other free-speech colleagues filed an amicus brief in June in the case of Gilmore v. Jones. Brennan Gilmore was on the street at last summer’s white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., when James Alex Fields Jr. drove his car into a crowd of counter protestors, killing one woman and injuring others. Gilmore posted a video of…

Dean Lidsky Interviewed on PBS About Alex Jones’ Removal from Social Media Platforms

Dean Lyrissa Lidsky was interviewed on the PBS NewsHour on August 8, “Why kicking Alex Jones off social media is not legally censorship.” In the interview, she commented about the decision by iTunes, Facebook, Spotify and YouTube to remove Alex Jones’ audio and video content from their platforms. The social media platforms removed him from their sites for violating their…