In Federal Court in St. Paul tomorrow, attorneys for the estate of ‘American Sniper’ Chris Kyle will try to convince a panel to overturn the $1.8 million award a jury gave to former Gov. Jesse Ventura in a defamation lawsuit. Kyle, without mentioning Ventura, claimed in a book that he “laid” him out on the floor after he was “running his mouth” about the war in Iraq and President George W. Bush.

But the court will be very much focusing on the New York Times, Martin Luther King Jr., four members of the clergy in Alabama, and the man who was in charge of police and fire there, because the case is a test of the Supreme Court decision that defined defamation of libel in America when it involves public figures Read more