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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Thursday, August 11, 2005

NM: Rare Criminal Libel Conviction

A civil rights litigant against the Albuquerque police department was charged with, and convicted of, criminal libel.  If the story is right the charge was based on a letter written by the defendant's attorney, claiming that a particualr officer had committed a series of crimes.  An appeal is planned.  Criminal libel is also big news in Ghana (because of a recent repeal) and Thailand (based on a prosecution). [Jack Chin]

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