The easier it is to go after the press for slander, the easier it would be to go after Trump—and he’s a target-rich environment.
Susan E. Seager is a First Amendment lawyer who teaches media law at the University of Southern California and was a volunteer poll observer for the Barack Obama presidential campaigns in 2008 and 2012. She tweets at @seagreen55.
Donald Trump may fashion himself as a winner, but the law is on the side of The New York Times. When it comes to his attempts in the past to shut down opponents, he has failed miserably.
Federal judges from Michigan to North Carolina to New Orleans have said what’s obviously true—‘voter ID’ laws are voter-suppression laws. And now the GOP is in overdrive.