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Samuel A. Abady and Harvey Silverglate

'Libel tourism' and the war on terror

By Samuel A. Abady and Harvey Silverglate
November 7, 2006

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AN IMPORTANT question will be argued tomorrow before the federal Court of Appeals in Manhattan: should American journalists who write about controversial issues be subjected to legal intimidation from abroad? More precisely, will American courts halt the growing practice of "libel tourism" whereby wealthy foreigners sue American writers and publishers in England, despite little chance of enforcing the judgment in ... (Full article: 739 words)

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