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* This is an edited version of the transcript of a roundtable discussion held in November 1999 at Seattle University School of Law. Participants included Professor David Skover, Seattle University School of Law, who moderated the discussion; the Honorable Robert S. Lasnik of the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington; Sandra Baron, executive director of the Libel Resource Defense Center; Ronald Collins of the Center for Science in the Public Interest; John Shaeffer, partner at the firm of O'Donnell & Shaeffer; and Bruce Johnson, partner at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.

1. Paul McMasters, Libel: Subtle Censor of the Press, THE FREEDOM FORUM ONLINE, posted at http://www.freedomforum.org/first/1999/1/4/ombudsman.asp (published January 4, 1999).

2. New York Times v. Sullivan, 376 U.S. 254 (1964).

3. Id. at 270.

4.See <http://www.salon.com/>.

5.See <http://www.drudgereport.com/>.

6.Howard Kurtz, Bush Accuser Is Said to Be Ex-Convict, WASHINGTON POST ONLINE, posted at (published October 22, 1999).

7.Food Lion, Inc. v. Capital Cities/ABC, Inc., 194 F.3d 505 (4th Cir. 1999).

8.Texas Beef Group, et al., v. Oprah Winfrey, 201 F.3d 680 (5th Cir. 2000).

9.Ronald K.L. Collins, Free Speech, Food Libel, and the First Amendment . . . in Ohio, 26 OHIO N.U. L. REV. 1 (2000).

10.RONALD K. L. COLLINS & DAVID M. SKOVER, THE DEATH OF DISCOURSE (1996).

11.Auvil v. CBS 60 Minutes, 67 F.3d 816 (9th Cir. 1995).

12.CBS, Inc. v. Davis, 512 U.S. 753 (1994).

13.A virtually identical plot starring Victoria Principal aired on The Practice, (ABC television broadcast, Apr. 2, 2000).

14.Burnett v. National Enquirer, Inc., 144 Cal. 3d 991 (1983).

15.Cohen v. Cowles Media Co., 501 U.S. 663 (1991).

16.See Telnikoff v. Matsusevitch, 702 A.2d 230 (Md. Ct. App. 1997).

17.HARRY KALVEN, JR., THE NEGRO AND THE FIRST AMENDMENT (1966).

18.See COLO. REV. STAT. 35-31-101 (1998); see also Thomas Kelley & Ronald Collins, State's Food Law Is a Real Lemon, DENVER POST, Sept. 19, 1999, at H4.

19.ALA. CODE sec. 6-5-662 (1993).

20.OHIO REV. CODE ANN. sec. 2307.81 (Banks-Baldwin 1996).

21.Texas Beef Group, et al., v. Oprah Winfrey, 11 F. Supp. 2d 858 (N.D. Tex. 1998).

22.DAVID LODGE, SMALL WORLD: AN ACADEMIC ROMANCE (1984).

23.Auvil v. CBS 60 Minutes, 67 F.3d 816 (9th Cir. 1995).

24.Gonzales v. NBC, Inc., 194 F.3d 29, 36 (2d Cir. 1999).

25.Gertz v. Robert Welch, Inc., 418 U.S. 323 (1974).

26.See supra note 10.

27.See Huggins v. Moore, 726 N.E.2d 456 (N.Y. 1999).

28.Chapadeau v. Utica Observer-Dispatch, 38 N.Y.2d 196 (1975).

29.See <http://www.jennicam.org>.

30.International Shoe v. Washington, 326 U.S. 310 (1945).

31.95 U.S. 714 (1877).