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The True Danger of the Trump Campaign’s Defamation Lawsuits

Donald Trump’s reelection campaign is launching a legal war against the free press. In the past two weeks, while Americans worried about the coronavirus, the Trump campaign has sued The New York Times, The Washington Post, and CNN. These suits are, legally speaking, frivolous. They pose no danger in court, where they’re all but certain to fizzle and fail. But don’t let that disguise their import. Outside of court, these lawsuits are a real danger to democracy. They abuse the American justice system to attack and intimidate America’s journalists.[Read: Donald Trump’s unprecedented assault on the media]Each lawsuit alleges that a …read more

Source:: The Atlantic