Malice aforethought? Can the New York Times be held libel for false claims appearing in its ads? The Supreme Court case New York Times v Sullivan changed the interpretation of the First Amendment. Class members examine these changes and consider how these changes influenced the civil rights movement.
- The activities presume class members have considerable experience analyzing primary source documents, as well as the reasoning behind Supreme Court decisions
- The 10-page packet includes links to background information, required resources, and additional materials as well as step-by-step directions for the activity
- Some class members may need additional scaffolding to make the connection between the court case and the impact on free speech