83 Cited authorities

  1. New York Times Co. v. Sullivan

    376 U.S. 254 (1964)   Cited 6,358 times   29 Legal Analyses
    Holding that a public official or public figure can recover damages for defamation on a matter of public concern only if he proves that the speaker acted with actual malice
  2. Gertz v. Robert Welch, Inc.

    418 U.S. 323 (1974)   Cited 3,544 times   16 Legal Analyses
    Holding that, although a private figure can recover damages for defamation if he proves the speaker acted negligently, he must prove actual malice to recover presumed or punitive damages if the statement was on a matter of public concern
  3. Milkovich v. Lorain Journal

    497 U.S. 1 (1990)   Cited 1,427 times   10 Legal Analyses
    Holding that, to be actionable, a declarant's statement must be provable as false
  4. Rankin v. McPherson

    483 U.S. 378 (1987)   Cited 1,478 times
    Holding clerical employee's dismissal for supporting assassination attempt on President unconstitutional
  5. Snyder v. Phelps

    562 U.S. 443 (2011)   Cited 561 times   9 Legal Analyses
    Holding that members of the Westboro Baptist Church could assert a First-Amendment defense to liability for the tort of intentional infliction of emotional distress because their protest at the funeral of a deceased solider was "on a matter of public concern" and therefore entitled to "special protection"
  6. Waters v. Churchill

    511 U.S. 661 (1994)   Cited 827 times   3 Legal Analyses
    Holding that basing a termination decision on "the word of two trusted employees, the endorsement of those employees’ reliability," and "a face-to-face meeting with the employee he fired" was reasonable and "no further time needed to be taken"
  7. Nebraska Press Assn. v. Stuart

    427 U.S. 539 (1976)   Cited 1,314 times   6 Legal Analyses
    Holding that "the record [was] lacking in evidence to support" a finding that alternative "measures might not be adequate"
  8. City of San Diego v. Roe

    543 U.S. 77 (2004)   Cited 458 times   5 Legal Analyses
    Holding that reliance on NTEU “was seriously misplaced” when plaintiff deliberately linked speech to public employment
  9. Dun & Bradstreet, Inc. v. Greenmoss Builders, Inc.

    472 U.S. 749 (1985)   Cited 650 times   1 Legal Analyses
    Holding that a credit report "made available only to five subscribers" was not speech on a matter of public concern
  10. Philadelphia Newspapers, Inc. v. Hepps

    475 U.S. 767 (1986)   Cited 615 times
    Holding that where plaintiff is a private figure and newspaper articles are a matter of public concern, there is a "constitutional requirement that the plaintiff bear the burden of showing falsity, as well as fault, before recovering damages"
  11. Rule 8.204 - Contents and format of briefs

    Cal. R. 8.204   Cited 2,809 times

    (a) Contents (1) Each brief must: (A) Begin with a table of contents and a table of authorities separately listing cases, constitutions, statutes, court rules, and other authorities cited; (B) State each point under a separate heading or subheading summarizing the point, and support each point by argument and, if possible, by citation of authority; and (C) Support any reference to a matter in the record by a citation to the volume and page number of the record where the matter appears. If any part

  12. Rule 8.520 - Briefs by parties and amici curiae; judicial notice

    Cal. R. 8.520   Cited 1,535 times

    (a)Parties' briefs; time to file (1) Within 30 days after the Supreme Court files the order of review, the petitioner must serve and file in that court either an opening brief on the merits or the brief it filed in the Court of Appeal. (2) Within 30 days after the petitioner files its brief or the time to do so expires, the opposing party must serve and file either an answer brief on the merits or the brief it filed in the Court of Appeal. (3) The petitioner may file a reply brief on the merits or