The Michigan Constitution Podcast

Tony Snyder is a licensed attorney in the State of Michigan who offers a bi-monthly podcast on the Michigan Constitution. Here you will learn about each Article and its respective Sections, what they mean, and case law that has addressed how those provision are implemented in the day-to-day lives of citizens of Michigan.


Podcast 15: Freedom of Speech (Part 4)

In our final review of Article 1, Section 5 we’re going to discuss defamation in regard to Freedom of the Press. This is traditionally a matter of a newspaper printing a story which the individual (who is the subject of the article) finds to be defamatory in nature. Remember: Defamation is a false comment which damages the reputation of the person against whom the false statement was directed. But how do we handle defamation against a Judge? Or a State Employee? What about when the individual is a Public Figure versus a Private Individual? Also, can you defame a business? Find in this this podcast where we answer those questions and a few others, as well!


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