Faculty Leon Friedman, Joseph Kushner Distinguished Professor of Civil Liberties Law

Published on January 6, 2018 | by LawNews

Prof. Leon Friedman Comments on ‘Fire and Fury’ Cease-and-Desist Letter in Newsday Story

Trump Seeks to Halt Behind-the-Scenes Book’s Publication
By Tom Brune and Emily Ngo
Jan. 4, 2017

Trump has a stronger case against Bannon if he did violate a nondisclosure agreement, Friedman said. Trump sued and settled with former campaign aide Sam Nunberg last year over a campaign nondisclosure agreement.

Yet Trump, as a public official and public person, faces a high bar in proving libel. “You have to show malicious disregard of the truth. And some of these items are simply opinion. ‘The president is crazy.’ That’s an opinion,” said Friedman.

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