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Wed Feb 6, 2019, 12:38 PM

poll: should minors get special protection under our libel laws?

While reading more about the Nick Sandmann case, where that one minor child got hounded and harassed and threatened by rabid Trump-haters, I'm wondering about something.

Should the bar be lower for libel, when the object of the libel is a person younger than an adult?

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yes
4 (100%)
not sure
0 (0%)
no
0 (0%)
no, especially not if they're someone with whom I disagree
0 (0%)
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Reply poll: should minors get special protection under our libel laws? (Original post)
imwithfred Feb 2019 OP
def_con5 Feb 2019 #1
imwithfred Feb 2019 #2
TM999 Feb 2019 #5
Gunslinger201 Feb 2019 #3
WhiskeyMakesMeHappy Feb 2019 #4

Response to imwithfred (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 12:44 PM

1. It is in a lot of places

Kentucky for one, the standard for a minor is the statement has to be false.

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Response to def_con5 (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 12:46 PM

2. Not being an attorney, I didn't know, but I hoped this was the case.

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Response to imwithfred (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 02:49 PM

5. This fact was mentioned early on

and is one of the main reasons the lawyer took the case. This is likely going to be an easier win that in another suits of this type.

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Response to imwithfred (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 12:52 PM

3. Will these Media Clowns learn from this?

I hope so

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Response to imwithfred (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 01:06 PM

4. YES!

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