|Here's to 50 years of New York Times v. Sullivan|
Reading the New York Times today, I see that it is the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that helped to define one of our country's defining freedoms -- the freedom of speech.
It's interesting how little has changed in our digital world. The court recognized 50 years ago that public officials had to expect to hear from constituents, even when those constituents were wrong and less than level headed. It's as if Justice Brennan was reading Talkabout in 1964 and recognized that even such an imperfect instrument as this deserved protection.