Thursday, October 23, 2008

From Liberty Counsel

October 23, 2008

Florida Supreme Court Issues Landmark Free Speech Decision For Media

Today the Florida Supreme Court ruled 5-0 that Florida law does not recognize claims for "false light invasion of privacy." The landmark ruling means that the media, churches, nonprofit groups, and individuals may publish truthful information about a person without fear of a lawsuit for placing the person in a "false light."

Liberty Counsel represents Jews for Jesus in Rapp v. Jews for Jesus. Mat Staver argued the case before the Court on behalf of Jews for Jesus.

Read our News Release for more details.

Read the Court's Opinion [in pdf].