Bloomberg Law
May 26, 2021, 2:36 PM

Dershowitz Defamation Suit Against CNN Allowed to Proceed

Bernie Pazanowski
Bernie Pazanowski

CNN must face a defamation suit by Law Professor Alan Dershowitz over its coverage of statements he made on the floor of the U.S. Senate while representing former President Donald Trump during his impeachment, a federal district court in Florida said.

In response to a question from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Dershowitz said that the only time a quid pro quo is unlawful is when the quo is illegal.

But CNN’s coverage of the day’s events focused on Dershowitz’s later statement that every public official “believes that his election is in the public interest” and “if a president does something ...

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