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Anderson v. Liberty Lobby, Inc. 84-1602 12/03/1985 06/25/1986 Byron R. White 6-3
Ashton v. Kentucky 619 04/28/1966 05/16/1966 William O. Douglas 9
Barr v. Matteo 350 04/20/1959 06/29/1959 John M. Harlan 5-4
Calder v. Jones 82-1401 11/08/1983 03/20/1984 William H. Rehnquist 9
Curtis Publishing Co. v. Butts 37 02/23/1967 06/12/1967 John M. Harlan 5-4
Dun & Bradstreet, Inc. v. Greenmoss Builders 83-18 03/21/1984 06/26/1985 Lewis F. Powell, Jr. 5-4
Farmers Union v. Wday 248 03/23/1959 06/29/1959 Hugo L. Black 5-4
Garrison v. Louisiana 4 04/22/1964 11/23/1964 William J. Brennan, Jr. 9
Gertz v. Robert Welch Inc. 72-617 11/14/1973 06/25/1974 Lewis F. Powell, Jr. 5-4
Greenbelt Pub. Assn. v. Bresler 413 02/24/1970 05/18/1970 Potter Stewart 8
Harte-Hanks Communications v. Connaughton 88-10 03/20/1989 06/22/1989 John Paul Stevens 9
Herbert v. Lando 77-1105 10/31/1978 04/18/1979 Byron R. White 6-3
Howard v. Lyons 57 12/08/1958 06/29/1959 John M. Harlan 6-3
Hustler Magazine v. Falwell 86-1278 12/02/1987 02/24/1988 William H. Rehnquist 8
Hutchinson v. Proxmire 78-680 04/17/1979 06/26/1979 Warren E. Burger 8-1
Keeton v. Hustler Magazine, Inc. 82-485 11/08/1983 03/20/1984 William H. Rehnquist 9
Letter Carriers v. Austin 72-1180 11/14/1973 06/25/1974 Thurgood Marshall 6-3
Masson v. New Yorker Magazine, Inc. 89-1799 01/14/1991 06/20/1991 Anthony M. Kennedy 7-2
Mcdonald v. Smith 84-476 03/20/1985 06/19/1985 Warren E. Burger 8
Milkovich v. Lorain Journal 89-645 04/24/1990 06/21/1990 William H. Rehnquist 7-2
Monitor Patriot Co. v. Roy 62 12/17/1970 02/24/1971 Potter Stewart 7-2
New York Times v. Sullivan 39 01/06/1964 03/09/1964 William J. Brennan, Jr. 9
Ocala Star-Banner Co. v. Damron 118 12/17/1970 02/24/1971 Potter Stewart 7-2
Philadelphia Newspapers Inc. v. Hepps 84-1491 12/03/1985 04/21/1986 Sandra Day O'Connor 5-4
Pickering v. Board Of Education 510 03/27/1968 06/03/1968 Thurgood Marshall 8-1
Rosenblatt v. Baer 38 10/20/1965 02/21/1966 William J. Brennan, Jr. 8
Rosenbloom v. Metromedia 66 12/07/1970 06/07/1971 William J. Brennan, Jr. 5-3
St. Amant v. Thompson 517 04/04/1968 04/29/1968 Byron R. White 8-1
Time, Inc. v. Firestone 74-944 10/14/1975 03/02/1976 William H. Rehnquist 6-2
Time, Inc. v. Firestone 74-944 10/14/1975 03/02/1976 7-1
Time, Inc. v. Pape 109 12/16/1970 02/24/1971 Potter Stewart 8-1
Tory v. Cochran 03-1488 03/22/2005 05/31/2005 Stephen G. Breyer 7-2
Watts v. Seward School Board 325 03/26/1968 06/03/1968 8-1
Watts v. Seward School Board 325 03/26/1968 06/03/1968 7-2
Wolston v. Reader's Digest Assn., Inc. 78-5414 04/17/1979 06/26/1979 William H. Rehnquist 8-1