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Miami Herald Publishing Co. v. Tornillo/Concurrence Brennan

< Miami Herald Publishing Co. v. Tornillo
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Case Syllabus
Opinion of the Court
Concurring Opinions
Brennan
White

MR. JUSTICE BRENNAN, with whom MR. JUSTICE REHNQUIST joins, concurring.

I join the Court's opinion which, as I understand it, addresses only "right of reply" statutes, and implies no view upon the constitutionality of "retraction" statutes affording plaintiffs able to prove defamatory falsehoods a statutory action to require publication of a retraction. [p259] See generally Note, Vindication of the Reputation of a Public Official, 80 Harv.L.Rev. 1730, 1739-1747 (1967).