Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1-1979

Abstract

The war in Vietnam was the source of a great deal of social, political, and legal controversy. The impact of that war on our society was significant and substantial, but most students of the experience would probably not have predicted that the war's events would produce a lawsuit that could have a significant effect on the common law tort of defamation. The intriguing saga of Lt. Colonel Anthony Herbert, however, set the stage for the decision of a case that was almost as important to libel litigants as New York Times Co. v. Sullivan and Gertz v. Robert Welch, Inc.

Discipline

Law and Society | Legal History

Research Areas

Law, Society and Governance

Publication

Kentucky Law Journal

Volume

67

First Page

789

Last Page

822

ISSN

0023-026X

Publisher

Kentucky Law Journal

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
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