The InFOCUS Podcast: Robert Corn-Revere


On Monday, June 27, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal from Alabama that would have opened the justices up to revisiting a landmark 1964 decision that established libel law for journalists across the country.

That said, Justice Clarence Thomas dissented, saying that the standard for libel needs a judicial revisit by the nation’s highest legal body. Justice Neil Gorsuch had previously sought such a relook. What could this possibly mean for radio and television newsrooms, and any on-air personality, when it comes to what is said on the air?

RBR+TVBR Editor-in-Chief Adam R Jacobson turned to Davis Wright Tremaine Partner Robert Corn-Revere, who defended CBS Corporation against the FCC in the infamous Super Bowl “wardrobe malfunction” case, for his expert insight on the matter.

What would the implications on U.S. broadcast media be if The New York Times v. Sullivan, a 9-0 opinion of the Warren Court, were to be struck down? We learn more in this InFOCUS Podcast, presented by dot.FM. logo
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