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Rogers wins defamation case (access required)

The Arizona Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled in favor of Sen. Wendy Rogers in a defamation lawsuit, pointing to the First Amendment and citing concerns on chilling political speech while establishing that most private individuals don’t have legal recourse if they’re entangled in the political sphere. The First Amendment protections extend to “both the profound and the profane,” ...

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