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Libel Tourism Legislation

By Bennett Liebman

For large parts of the 20th century, the New York State legislature set the agenda for legislation that would be subsequently passed in other statehouses. It is regrettably no longer the case today, as the New York State legislature is more often noted for its alleged incapacity and dysfunction rather than for its transformative qualities.

Yet, the 2008 legislation that New York State passed on "libel tourism" may end up being a national model. Other states are following the New York example, and the United States Congress may also end up following the New York State model on libel tourism.

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