Paul C. Watler

Paul C. Watler

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Paul Watler Speaks: Old-School Investigative Sports Reporting: Still Relevant After All These Years

As a young lawyer in 1985, a case came my way that combined several passions: college football, newspaper journalism and the First Amendment. I was the associate attorney assigned to help apply legal muscle in support of our...more

11/6/2014 - College Athletes Football Investigations Journalism Media NCAA Newspapers Sports Traditional News Universities

Texas Web Publishers Earn Novel Protection Against Stale Lawsuits

In a case of first impression for a state appellate court, a Texas broadcaster was protected against a stale libel suit arising from a news report posted to the Internet. ...more

8/28/2014 - Appeals Broadcasting Internet Libel News Stories Statute of Limitations

Paul Watler Speaks: Can't Handle the Truth? The Truth Defense in the Texas Supreme Court

A decades-long string of libel opinions by the Texas Supreme Court in favor of media defendants came to a resounding halt this summer. In Neely v. Wilson, the Court reversed summary judgment for an Austin television station....more

12/4/2013 - Affirmative Defenses Libel

Jackson Walker's VIA Media Postcard - May 2013

In This Issue: - Paul Watler's Perspective: Texas Anti-SLAPP Wins for Media Defendants - Two recent cases show that Texas Courts of Appeals will take the Citizens Participation Act's evidentiary requirements...more

6/1/2013 - Anti-SLAPP Citizens Participation Act Dennis Rodman First Amendment

Paul Watler's Perspective: Political Ads on Public Broadcast Stations

Does Congress have constitutional authority to ban paid political advertising from public broadcast stations? Ad-weary viewers may learn the answer just in time for the next presidential election. ...more

12/14/2012 - Political Advertising Radio Stations

Jackson Walker's VIA Media Postcard - November/December 2012

In This Issue: - Paul Watler's Perspective: One of the few places of refuge from the political campaign advertising onslaught was public television and radio. That may change depending on a little-noticed First Amendment...more

12/10/2012 - Advertising First Amendment Libel Political Contributions

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