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Definition[]

One becomes a public figure by achieving enough fame or notoriety to be considered well known by the public.

Defamation[]

In New York Times v. Sullivan,[1] the U.S. Supreme Court held that when suing for defamation, a public figure has the burden of showing by clear and convincing evidence that the defendant acted with actual malice.

References[]

  1. 376 U.S. 254 (1964).
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