March 25, 2009

The Michael Gableman fan club

A ridiculous opponent, Michael Gableman, whose willingness to exploit crude racial stereotypes combined with the support of a sleazy campaign by the Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce business lobby to produce a narrow win for a lamentable candidate. — John Nichols.
Some other points to ponder:

There must be sufficient evidence to permit the conclusion that the defendant in fact entertained serious doubts as to the truth of his publication. Publishing with such doubts shows reckless disregard for truth or falsity and demonstrates actual malice.
— St. Amant v. Thompson, 390 U.S. 727, 731 (1968).

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