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Abolish libel laws

Mar 04, 2012 Abolish libel laws

On September 27, 2010, I summarized my reasons for why we need to abolish all libel laws, after having attended a September 21 talk by Rachel Ehrenfeld and others on the passage of the SPEECH Act, which substantially limits the ability of people to successfully use United States federal courts to enforce overseas libel judgments. At the time, at least nine state legislatures had passed similar laws, bless their hearts.

Recently, I found the above clip from an interview done with me after the September 21 talk, posted on the ehrenfelddr Youtube channel. Also present was longtime and famous First Amendment lawyer Floyd Abrams (talking here at the event), who was a delight to meet for the first time.

The rest of my thoughts, and two photos, from the event are here.

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