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CASE ENTRY

McCafferty v. Newsweek Media Group, Ltd.

Vocal 12-year-old Trump supporters sue Newsweek for defamation after the magazine runs an article titled “Trump’s Mini-Mes,” in which a journalism professor criticizes the use of children as political spokespeople for what he characterizes as “raw racism and sexual assault.” Third Circuit: “Every contested statement in Newsweek’s article is an opinion, label, or speculation based on disclosed facts and alleges no specific wrongdoing. Such statements cannot defame.”


Tags: 2020, Defamation, First Amendment, Free Speech, Third Circuit

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