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Letter to Editor: Rachel has her law signed, blocking ‘libel tourism’

Editor, San Diego Jewish World

Great news! I am delighted to inform you that the SPEECH Act (Securing the Protection of our Enduring and Established Constitutional Heritage Act) – a law which I initiated and promoted over the last two years – was signed into law today (Tuesday, August 10)  by the President.

This new law will uphold First Amendment protections for American free expression by guarding American authors and publishers from the enforcement of frivolous foreign libel suits filed in countries that do not have our strong free speech protections.

No longer will libel tourists be able to suppress the rights of American scholars, writers and journalists to speak, write and publish freely in print and on the Internet.

  • The SPEECH Act is of monumental importance to national security and the protection of free speech.
  • The SPEECH Act allows Americans to expose the enemies of freedom and democracy without fear of foreign intimidation.
  • The SPEECH Act protects all Americans in the manner that the First Amendment was designed to guarantee.

Congratulations and thank you all of the legislatures, their staffs, and the many individuals and organizations that helped with this historic legislation.

Rachel Ehrenfeld
New York

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  1. August 10, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    Great news indeed! Now the question is whether the book that triggered this whole battle, i.e. “Alms for Jihad” is going to be republished and/or otherwise made available to the public? Does anyone know?

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