BOOM! Judge Thomas says it should be easier to sue the media for defamation.
Published on 29.6.2022
Justice Clarence Thomas is perhaps the Supreme Court’s most trusted conservative vote.
After Justice Scalia’s death, Thomas took a more active role on the Supreme Court, including writing opinions, asking questions during trials, and speaking to the media.
On Monday, Thomas joined a chorus of conservative voices who said it should be easier to sue the media for defamation.
President Trump, who has been repeatedly vilified by the mainstream media, has said the same thing in the past.
Conservative figures who have been defamed have been keen to hold the media to account over the past year, including Kyle Rittenhouse and Nicholas Sandmann.
The Epoch Times Reports: It should be easier to sue the media for defamation, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas said on June 27, as he disagreed with the court’s decision not to take up a defamation case. defamation. Former President Donald Trump has also said the legal bar is currently set too high in media libel suits.
Thomas’ comments followed the court’s decision not to accept an appeal by the Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based organization D. James Kennedy Ministries, which sued the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). in defamation for including it in his controversial public database of so-called hate groups. The SPLC is a far-left public interest law firm and newsletter publisher.
According to its critics, the SPLC defames mainstream conservative and Christian organizations by putting them in its database along with actual extremist and terrorist groups. It also views opposition to illegal or legal immigration, open borders, and multiculturalism as hate, and the political expression of these views as hate speech.