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In Defense of Group-Libel Laws, or Why the First Amendment Should Not Protect Nazis


Kenneth Lasson


University of Baltimore School of Law

1984-1985

New York Law School Journal of Human Rights, Vol. 2, 1984-1985

Abstract:     
The author discusses group libel laws, and the underlying problems when free speech is used as a defense by those who would defame specific racial or ethnic groups and/or minorities. The topic is further explained in reference to various state laws, and the subsequent court cases extant at the time of the article's writing which defined the issue in terms of law. References are also made to such laws in countries other than the United States for the sake of comparison.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 32

Keywords: group libel laws, hate speech, Nazis, Holocaust, racism, racial defamation, First Amendment

JEL Classification: K19, K39, K49, J71, J78, J79

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Date posted: October 24, 2009  

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Lasson, Kenneth, In Defense of Group-Libel Laws, or Why the First Amendment Should Not Protect Nazis (1984-1985). New York Law School Journal of Human Rights, Vol. 2, 1984-1985. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1493385

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Baltimore, MD 21218
United States
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