Thursday, December 3, 2009
Britain's Justice secretary, Jack Straw, has announced a plan to attack "libel tourism," which he says is "chilling" democracy in the country, according to this Guardian article
. Mr. Straw says that current status of libel law in Great Britain "threatens free speech by making it prohibitively expensive for publishers to defend themselves." Here's more
from the New Statesman, which scored an exclusive interview with Mr. Straw.