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Slate's Jurisprudence: Free Speech vs. Defamation

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Slate's Jurisprudence: Free Speech vs. Defamation

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Slate's Jurisprudence: Free Speech vs. Defamation

Slate's Jurisprudence: Free Speech vs. Defamation

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NPR's Alex Chadwick speaks with Slate legal analyst Emily Bazelon about a case before the U.S. Supreme Court involving noted defense lawyer Johnnie Cochran. A California court ruled that a former client of Cochran's, who made false and defamatory statements about the attorney, could never speak about Cochran in public again. The issue before the Supreme Court is whether this violates the man's free speech rights.