Rachel’s Law Passes!

As reported by Candace de Russy in National Review Online’s “Phi Beta Cons” blog, the Libel Terrorism Protection Act, also known as Rachel’s Law, was passed by the New York state legislature unanimously March 31. This gives American journalists in the state of New York against attempts to stifle their First Amendment speech and press rights via libel tourism. One can hope other states, or better, the US Congress, will follow suit with similar legislation.

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3 Responses to “Rachel’s Law Passes!”

  1. Rachel’s Law is law! « Twisted One 151’s Weblog Says:

    […] Law is law! The Libel Terrorism Protection Act, a.k.a. Rachel’s Law, which was passed unanimously by the New York state legislature, was signed (at pretty much the last minute) by Governor […]

  2. Thank you, Senators Specter & Lieberman « Twisted One 151’s Weblog Says:

    […] been following, New York state recently passed the Libel Terrorism Protection Act (see my posts here and https://twistedone151.wordpress.com/2008/05/02/rachels-law-is-law/). Now, it appears that […]

  3. Libel Tourism « Twisted One 151’s Weblog Says:

    […] “libel tourism” and the efforts to combat it. I’ve previously discussed the topic here, here, and […]

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