Bruce Rosen Quoted on Northjersey.com Regarding Defamation Lawsuits Against Politicians
Bruce Rosen was quoted in the northjersey.com article “NJ Republican sues primary opponent over ‘smear campaign’ in US Senate race.” The article discusses defamation law and how it affects politicians.
Defamation lawsuits against politicians are notoriously difficult to win, in part because they must prove a candidate acted with "actual malice," knowing that their statements were false, according to Bruce Rosen, a Florham Park attorney and an adjunct professor at Rutgers Law School. Name-calling or hyperbole, by itself, is not actionable, he said.
“Political speech is at the center of the First Amendment,” Rosen said. “The courts are going to give the maximum leeway to things said during the campaign.”
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