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The Freedom Forum World Center Library and the First Amendment Center Library have created this resource in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Courtís decision in New York Times Co. v. Sullivan. The libraries used authoritative sources to compile this resource page. It is a work in progress and will be updated from time to time. Please feel free to e-mail, call or visit either the
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Last updated:  8 March 2004


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Facts
Summary
New York Times Co. v. Sullivan: The Case that Changed First Amendment History
by Ronald K.L. Collins, First Amendment Center

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Historic Documents

The following items are available via the
New York Times / Washington Post Historic Archives database. To access the items, click on the link. When prompted, enter your Patron ID. Please feel free to e-mail, call or visit either the Arlington or Nashville library if you need assistance or have any questions.

"Heed Their Rising Voices" Advertisement
New York Times (1857-Current file). New York, N.Y.: March 29, 1960.

Times Retracts Statement in Ad
New York Times (1857-Current file). New York, N.Y.: May 16, 1960.

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Resources

The location information of each item follows the citation. ARL denotes World Center Library, Arlington. NASH denotes First Amendment Center Library, Nashville.

Fireside, Harvey. New York Times v. Sullivan : affirming freedom of the press -- Springfield, NJ : Enslow Publishers, c1999.
NASH      KF 228 .N4 F57 1999

Hopkins, W. Wat. Actual malice : twenty-five years after Times v. Sullivan -- New York : Praeger, 1989.
ARL, NASH      KF 1266 .H64 1989

Lewis, Anthony. MAKE NO LAW : THE SULLIVAN CASE AND THE FIRST AMENDMENT -- 1st ed. -- New York : Random House, 1991.
ARL, NASH      KF 1266 .L48 1991

New York Times v. Sullivan : the next twenty years -- New York (810 7th Ave., New York 10019) : Practising Law Institute, 1984.
NASH      KF 1266.Z9 N45 1984

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Media Coverage

The following articles are available via the
New York Times / Washington Post Historic Archives database. Please note that the list below is not a complete listing of all New York Times Co. v. Sullivan related articles available in the database. To access the articles, click on the title. When prompted, enter your Patron ID. Please feel free to e-mail, call or visit either the Arlington or Nashville library if you need assistance or have any questions.

ALABAMA GOVERNOR SUES FOR $1,000,000
New York Times (1857-Current file). New York, N.Y.: May 31, 1960.

SUITS IN ALABAMA RAISE PRESS ISSUE
New York Times (1857-Current file). New York, N.Y.: Sep 25, 1960.

TIMES WILL SEEK ALABAMA RETRIAL
New York Times (1857-Current file). New York, N.Y.: Nov 5, 1960.

U.S. COURT KEEPS TIMES LIBEL SUITS
New York Times (1857-Current file). New York, N.Y.: Jun 27, 1961.

ALABAMANS WIN LIBEL-SUIT ROUND
New York Times (1857-Current file). New York, N.Y.: Sep 20, 1962.

SUITS IN ALABAMA STIR NEW PROTEST
By LEONARD E. RYAN. New York Times (1857-Current file). New York, N.Y.: Oct 14, 1962.

HIGH COURT GETS TIMES LIBEL CASE
By ANTHONY LEWIS Special to The New York Times. New York Times (1857-Current file). New York, N.Y.: Jan 8, 1963.

CHICAGO PAPER ASKS TO JOIN TIMES SUIT
Special to The New York Times. New York Times (1857-Current file). New York, N.Y.: Apr 16, 1963.

WASHINGTON POST ACTS IN LIBEL CASE
By PAUL CROWELL. New York Times (1857-Current file). New York, N.Y.: Sep 20, 1963.

HIGH COURT HEARS LIBEL AWARD PLEA
Special to The New York Times. New York Times (1857-Current file). New York, N.Y.: Jan 7, 1964.

Libel Award Held Attack On Freedom
By James E. Clayton Staff Reporter. The Washington Post, Times Herald (1959-1973). Washington, D.C.: Jan 8, 1964.

HIGH COURT CURBS PUBLIC OFFICIALS IN LIBEL ACTIONS
By ANTHONY LEWIS Special to The New York Times. New York Times (1857-Current file). New York, N.Y.: Mar 10, 1964.

Text of the Supreme Court's Opinion in Libel Case Against The New York Times
Special to The New York Times. New York Times (1857-Current file). New York, N.Y.: Mar 10, 1964.

Right to Criticize Public Officials Upheld in High Court Libel Ruling
By James E. Clayton Staff Reporter. The Washington Post, Times Herald (1959-1973). Washington, D.C.: Mar 10, 1964.

COURT BROADENS FREEDOM OF THE PRESS
By ANTHONY LEWIS Special to The New York Times. New York Times (1857-Current file). New York, N.Y.: Mar 15, 1964.

Sullivan Must Pay Costs Of Times Libel Suit Case
New York Times (1857-Current file). New York, N.Y.: Apr 7, 1964.



The following articles are available upon request from the libraries. Please feel free to e-mail, call or visit either the Arlington or Nashville library if you need assistance or have any questions.

Landmark Libel Case Turns 30
The Recorder, February 23, 1994, Wednesday, NEWSLETTER; The Bar Association of San Francisco; Volume 11, Issue 4
Supplement to The Recorder; Pg. 4

25 years of Times v. Sullivan: the libel landmark has proved disastrous for press responsibility; includes related article on actual malice; Mississippi Maze: 25 Years of Sullivan
The Quill, March, 1989, Vol. 77; No. 3; Pg. 27
Clark F. Mollenhoff and William Swislow

20 Years After Key Libel Ruling, Debate Goes On
The New York Times, March 9, 1984, Friday, Late City Final Edition, Section A; Page 1, Column 2; Metropolitan Desk
By Jonathan Friendly

The Supreme Court Turns a New Page in Libel
ABA Journal August, 1984 70 A.B.A.J. 89
Floyd Abrams

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