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Foreign Language Newspapers Qualify for Adjudications as Newspapers of General Circulation

Foreign Language Newspapers Qualify for Adjudication as Newspapers of General Circulation – Gov. Code 6001

Newspaper in Languages Besides English Qualify to Run Legal Notices as Newspapers of General Circulation Under California Government Code 6001 In California, official legal notices and legal advertising can be published only in a newspaper of general circulation adjudicated by a court of law. Whether a publication chooses to seek adjudication as a newspaper under the … Read More

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Rhetorical Hyperbole Defense to Defamation Under the First Amendment

Defamation Defense of Opinion Means that “Rhetorical Hyperbole, Vigorous Epithets, Lusty and Imaginative Expressions of Contempt” are Protected by the First Amendment Many politicians and others in the public eye are bothered by those who express opinions about them that they believe are false. Despite their disappointment, the First Amendment protects rhetorical hyperbole and imaginative … Read More

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Lawyer Seeks (and Obtains) White House Honey Ale Recipe via Freedom of Information Act Request

A California attorney has apparently become the first person with legal training to issue a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the White House seeking the recipe of President Obama’s White House Honey Ale. The attorney, Scott Talkov, has assisted several media organizations in compelling the disclosure of government documents through the California Public … Read More

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