Truth of Facts Underlying Attribution to a Source: An Absolute Defense in Public Official Libel Context

By John Bussian...  In the lore of the American First Amendment, truth as a defense to libel is an article of faith.  As it should be.  Since the fabled 1735 trial of New York publisher John Peter Zenger, there has not been a serious, much less a successful effort to argue that truth of the underlying [...]