On the Hook: Jury’s Hefty Defamation Award Against Alex Jones

In this article, Hailey Martin discusses the infamous Alex Jones and his recent defamation suit where the jury awarded plaintiffs nearly $1 billion in damages. The article explores the lack of a deterrent effect excessive damages has on unremorseful plaintiffs and argues that criminal defamation punishments in combination with civil damages may be more deterrent and fairer in affording justice.

The First Amendment: Does the Government’s Intent Matter?

Author: Brooke Logsdon, Associate Member, University of Cincinnati Law Review The Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments on the political speech case, Heffernan v. City of Paterson.[1] The case involved Officer Heffernan, who was demoted from his position as a detective because his department believed that he was supporting the adverse mayoral candidate.[2] More specifically,... Continue Reading →

Limits on Judicial Elections: A Thing of the Past?

Author: Andrea Flaute, Associate Member, University of Cincinnati Law Review From basic speech restrictions to an outright prohibition on personally solicited campaign funds, judicial candidates, prior to the decisions in Republican Party of Minnesota v. White and Williams-Yulee v. Florida Bar, lacked the basic leeway given to every other candidate to control their campaign.[1] In... Continue Reading →

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