Justice Thomas and the First Fake News Statute

In this Part, we challenge Thomas’ reliance on a set of dusty medieval English statutes.

It took centuries before scandalum magnatum and libel cases were dealt with by the same courts and, in earnest, it would not be until the Star Chamber (pictured) was constituted in the sixteenth century.

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Matthew Schafer

Media Lawyer. Adjunct Professor/Mass Media Law at Fordham University School of Law. Twitter @MatthewSchafer