Former coal baron Don Blankenship has joined a growing number of litigants asking the U.S. Supreme Court to revisit its landmark First Amendment ruling, The New York Times v. Sullivan, which for nearly 60 years has required public figures to prove “actual malice” by journalists to succeed in defamation lawsuits.

In a heated petition filed last week, the ex-CEO of Massey Energy said the court’s Sullivan ruling grants the press “a license to publish defamatory falsehoods that misinform voters, manipulate elections, intensify polarization, and incite unrest.”