Un proyecto de ley busca grandes cambios en las leyes de difamación de Florida

Florida Republican lawmakers are hoping to pass a bill that could eventually overturn several precedents set by the Supreme Court on First Amendment rights.

The proposed House Bill 991, officially titled Defamation, False Light and Unauthorized Publication of Name or Likenesses, would make it easier to sue news outlets for defamation by lowering the requirement to prove actual malice, which has protected journalists since the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark 1964 decision in New York Times v. Sullivan.

In New York Times v. Sullivan, the Supreme Court ruled that potentially harmful information about a public official is protected under the First

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