Mudslinging Law and Legal Definition
Mudslinging is an attempt to destroy someone's reputation. In a political campaign, it is the practice of making unscrupulous, malicious attacks against an opponent.
The following is an example of a case law on mudslinging:
Public mudslinging, while a less physically destructive form of self-help than a public brawl, is nevertheless one of the kinds of unregulated and harmful feuding, that courts and their processes exist to prevent. [Rothman v. Jackson, 49 Cal. App. 4th 1134, 1146 (Cal. App. 2d Dist. 1996)].