Two primary reasons led the Court to grant certiorari in three petitions to appeal on private criminal libel
In 1944, Michigan newspaper editor Swift Lathers was arrested on a charge of criminal libel
for using the word "murder" to describe the killing of a Mexican migrant by an officer of the law.
14) This time, however, the Washington Court of Appeals sustained his suit, finding Washington's criminal libel
law facially unconstitutional under the First Amendment.
In order to understand this disconnect and properly analyze the propriety of the pending bill, it is useful to view the legislation within the context of existing regulations geared toward preventing similar behavior, the history of criminal libel
, and the resurgence of criminal libel
via the Internet.
Apnalounge is to present a petition to the Queen on January 3 calling for a law making it criminal libel
to repeat the myth that Asians are offended by Christmas.
The staff judged the conditions based upon seven categories: government censorship, judicial harassment, criminal libel
prosecutions, journalist deaths, physical attacks on the press, journalistic imprisonments and threats against the press.
Ultimately, the police arrested the student, and last December he pleaded guilty to a computer crime and criminal libel
The government granted exit visas, but applying for one was, by definition, a criminal libel
of the state.
The editor, Edward Chitsulo, said: "The director of public prosections is considering criminal libel
Goldsmith subsequently sued the Eye for criminal libel
and came as close as anyone has to closing it down, but he was the eventual loser, as the trial exposed some of his more underhand business practices.
Welsh Secretary and Commons Leader Peter Hain could have been the subject of criminal libel
proceedings more than 30 years ago, government documents reveal today.
Meanwhile a complaint of criminal libel
against the book's co-author - People Ireland Editor Greg Harkin - has been binned by the PSNI.