Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Against Libel Tourism ... Floyd Abrams in WSJ

It is time to stop letting English law allow wealthy Saudis and others to undermine the First Amendment. Floyd Abrams, the renowned First Amendment lawyer, calls for putting a stop to ‘libel tourism’ - by which Cambridge University Press and other supine publishers, under libel threat in England, not only pulp books without so much as a legal fight, but actually demand successfully that American libraries take them off the shelves. Floyd Abrams, “Foreign Law and the First Amendment,” Wall Street Journal, April 30, 2008.

1 comment:

Adam said...

Since the Constitution is apparently not a sufficient counter-weight to the power of petro-dollars, what do you think would be sufficient?