Curtis Publishing Company v. Butts

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Curtis Publishing Company v. Butts
by the Supreme Court of the United States

Curtis Publishing Co. v. Butts, 388 U.S. 130 (1967), was a case in which the Supreme Court of the United States established the standard of First Amendment protection against defamation claims brought by private individuals. Excerpted from Curtis Publishing Co. v. Butts on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Court Documents
Concurring Opinion

United States Supreme Court

388 U.S. 130

Curtis Publishing Company  v.  Butts

 Argued: Feb. 23, 1967. --- Decided: June 12, 1967

See 88 S.Ct. 11, 13.

-No. 37:

[Syllabus from pages 130-133 intentionally omitted]

Herbert Wechsler, New York City, for petitioner.

Allen E. Lockerman and William H. Schroder, Atlanta, Ga., for respondent.

No. 150:

William P. Rogers, New York City, for petitioner.

Clyde J. Watts, Oklahoma City, Okl., for respondent.

Mr. Justice HARLAN announced the judgments of the Court and delivered an opinion in which Mr. Justice CLARK, Mr. Justice STEWART, and Mr. Justice FORTAS join. [1]


  1. Five members of the Court, while concurring in the result reached in No. 150, would rest decision on grounds other than those stated in this opinion. See separate opinions of THE CHIEF JUSTICE (post, p. 162), of Mr. Justice BLACK (post, p. 170), and of Mr. Justice BRENNAN (post, p. 172).

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