Examines libel tourism, the phenomenon in which litigants can recover damages in foreign countries as a result of speech that would be protected by the U.S. Constitution. Reviews key libel cases and calls for legislative action to establish a national approach to the recognition of foreign libel judgments. Discusses distinctions between U.S. and English libel laws and the recognition of foreign judgments in U.S. courts. Provides overview of rules governing personal jurisdiction, State statutes, legislative proposals in the 111th Congress, and legal implications of libel tourism.
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Microfiche version: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service. "Libel Tourism"