News Story of the Day
At 50, landmark libel case relevant in digital age
Updated Mar 08, 01:45 PM
WASHINGTON - Singer Courtney Love hadn't been born and tweeting was reserved for birds when The New York Times won a landmark libel case at the Supreme Court in 1964.
But when a California jury decided recently that Love shouldn't have to pay $8 million over a troublesome tweet about her former lawyer, she became just the latest person to lean on New York Times v.
The Sullivan case, as it is known among lawyers, stemmed from Alabama officials' efforts to hamper the newspaper's coverage of civil rights protests in the South.
Sports Story of the Day
No. 1 Florida routs Kentucky, goes 18-0 in SEC
Updated Mar 08, 04:43 PM
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - With strands of net behind their ears, Florida seniors Casey Prather, Scottie Wilbekin, Will Yeguete and Patric Young stopped at midcourt and kissed the floor.
Young scored 18 points in his home finale and No.
1 Florida routed 25th-ranked Kentucky 84-65 on Saturday, becoming the first team in Southeastern Conference history to go 18-0 in league play.
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