There are many huge examples of slander in today’s society and it was hard to narrow it down to just one example. The real question is does slander violate Freedom of Speech limits to the First Amendment. The Freedom of Speech is a huge part of our democracy and hold together our government. A huge violation of Freedom of Speech would have to be slander. Slander is when you make false statements about a certain person or group. Slander is protected by the first amendment but I feel it should not be. Donald Trump for example has used this technique before with Barack Obama. Benjamin Zipursky, who teaches defamation law at Fordham University Law School in New York summarized what Mr. Trump had to say stating “He’s basically stating that Mr. Obama committed crimes, and to state that somebody has committed a crime when it’s false is clearly defamatory”. You see why this should be banned because he is making false statement against our former president that could really affect how people feel about him. This is not fair to him and this should not be protected under the first amendment.
A big problem that is protected by the first amendment is the Slapped technique in court. This technique is very unfair to the middle class and lower. Slapping someone is when a person gets rid of the issue the person is sueing you for by drowning them in lawyer costs and other fees so that they can do nothing about that issue. You see why this is an issue, because of the money alone this person has no say about this issue that usually needs to be fixed. From these many examples you see why slander and the slapped technique should not be protected by the first amendment. These cause more problems and should be fixed for people to keep their image and to be able to have and have equal right to get a problem fixed so money does not get in the way.
McCausl, Phil, et al. “Analysis: Does Obama Have Grounds to Sue Trump for Libel?” NBCNews.com, NBCUniversal News Group, 6 Mar. 2017, http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/analysis-does-obama-have-grounds-sue-trump-libel-n729376
First Amendment Center, http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/libel-defamation/.