Public Officials

Some articles on public officials, public, officials:

Law On The Freedom Of The Press Of 29 July 1881 - Key Principles - Defamation
... law distinguished between levels of offence and between public officials and private citizens ... far less seriously than that of injuring public officials defaming a man in his public capacity could be punished by a year's imprisonment and a fine of 3,000 francs, while ... or (by implication) administrative councils was exempted from punishment, thereby immunising public officials from liability for slandering colleagues ...
Corruption In The People's Republic Of China - Means
... kickbacks, embezzlement, and theft of public funds ... Graft involves something of value given to, and accepted by, public officials for dishonest or illegal purposes ... It include officials spending fraudulently or using public funds for their own benefit ...
First Amendment To The United States Constitution - Freedom of Speech - Defamation
... of some offense, suffers from a contagious disease or psychological disorder, is unfit for public office because of moral failings or an inability to discharge his ... was immaterial, as such laws were intended to maintain public support of the government and the truth of the statements merely eroded public support more thoroughly ... Now, a public officials seeking to sustain a civil action against a tortfeasor needed to prove by "clear and convincing evidence" actual malice ...

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