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New York Bill Attacks Abuse of Defamation Law

The Democracy Project announces happy news: New York's Libel Terrorism Protection Act has just been adopted by its legislature. The act declares overseas defamation judgments unenforceable in New York unless the foreign defamation law provides, in substance and application, the same free speech protections guaranteed under our own constitution, and it gives New York residents and publishers the opportunity to have their day in court here in New York. Wahabists have used British defamation rules to silence American authors, such as the valiant Rachel Ehrenfeld, who have "outed" their links to terrorism. Now they will not be able to enforce such judgments in New York.



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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