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More ‘Libel Tourism’ Hyperventilating


Reported on in the Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription required).

I’ve explained why “libel tourism” is not a big deal a few times before; here’s an example. The bottom line is that (A) American courts traditionally do not enforce other countries’ libel judgments if they’re inconsistent with the First Amendment (in all the hysterical articles about it, I haven’t seen a single example) and (B) courts in other countries should be free to find whatever they want, and to enforce those judgments on their own soil.


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