New York Times Settles Libel Suit Over Slavery Quotes

By Bill Donahue (May 11, 2018, 5:02 PM EDT) -- The New York Times said Friday it had reached a nonmonetary settlement with a Loyola University professor who sued the paper for defamation over quotations that he claimed made it sound like he was defending slavery.

A federal judge on Thursday signed off on a voluntary dismissal from Loyola economics professor Walter Block, who sued the paper over a 2014 story about Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., that quoted Block as saying slavery was "not so bad." Block said The Times omitted crucial context and that he was actually condemning slavery.

The agreement comes just under a year after the Fifth Circuit revived the case. A trial court had dismissed...

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