“Big Victory In Effort To Curb Libel Tourism”

Compared to other countries, the United States has relatively narrow defamation laws. The First Amendment significantly restricts defamation claims, and legislatures have provided additional defendant protections such as 47 USC 230 and anti-SLAPP laws. To protect United States residents from being subject to the more expansive defamation laws of other countries, Congress enacted the SPEECH Act in 2010. The SPEECH Act says that defamation judgments from other countries can’t be enforced in the United States unless the ruling is consistent with U.S. law. Last week, in an important precedent-setting ruling, a federal appeals court blocked enforcement of a Canadian defamation judgment due to the SPEECH Act. Continue reading………..

5 thoughts on ““Big Victory In Effort To Curb Libel Tourism””

  1. Ignatius: That’s’ exactly what EWE said about the federal prosecutors and I’ll be dam if he wasn’t right.!!

    Dat’ SunTzu done been one smart SOB provided yo’ enemies lived upstream (i.e. both geographically and /or socio-economically).

    Diz, I’ll take da’ furst watch fo’ da’ SlabbedNation on AROD’s “Squatter’s Subdivision” waitin’ fo’ Dudley Do- Right and “Horse”, Lord Judge Muise and da’ rest of da’ herd. Dat’ is unless I get kicked off da’ property by da’ East Bank Levee Police who protects da’ squatters’ non-property rights.

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