Supreme Court Justice Thomas Signals Interest in Revisiting Media Libel Standard

From a story on by Ivana Saric and Sara Fischer headlined “Clarence Thomas signals interest in revisiting media libel standard”:

Justice Clarence Thomas on Monday indicated that he believes the Supreme Court should reconsider a ruling that makes it more difficult to sue media organizations, saying he disagreed with the court’s decision to turn away an appeal in a defamation case.

Why it matters: The case in question, Coral Ridge v. SPLC, was designed to overturn the landmark New York Times v. Sullivan case, which established the precedent that a public figure must prove a defendant acted with “actual malice,” or intentionality, in defaming a person.