For the Legal Standards part of the course:
At your option, if you want to earn points to be added to your exam scores, you may monitor the presidential debate on March 20, 2016 to be televised live, and on replay;
or any news coverage of said debate;
and write and post on the following (click the comments section and type your opinion, then click “post comment” ; you may use a pseudonym if you don’t want to use your real name): (for 10 points at 5 points each)
BOTH THE FOLLOWING (or only one at your option):
One sample of any of the following: an imputation of a vice; or an imputation of a crime; or an imputation of a defect, made by any of the participants in the debate. Then, pls discuss whether the utterer can be held liable for libel by using the categories, doctrines, and principles taken up in class.
One sample of the following: Any criticism made of fellow candidates or of the administration which constitutes fair comment, using the categories on subjects of fair comment, and the criteria for fair comment, taken up in class.
Deadline: Tuesday after Easter, or on March 29, 2016 at 5pm.