Quid Est Veritas?

Truth is an absolute defense against libel, and it should also be an absolute defense against the sort of bogus claims being made by jerks like Brett Kimberlin and Neal Rauhauser.

Senator John Kyle (R, AZ) has introduced the Free Press Act of 2012 (S.B. 3493) which would provide protection in the federal court from SLAPP lawsuits. More info here. (H/T, Stacy McCain)

This is a good thing. It can cost an arm and a leg just to get a frivolous suit quashed. Claiming harassment or tortious interference with business because someone told the truth shouldn’t allowed, especially by a public person.

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