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Trump’s threat to ‘open up libel laws’ is empty but still harmful

By Roy Gutterman, January 19, 2018

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Libel is back in the news, along with the president’s call to make it easier to collect damages from the press. If anything, the administration continues to serve up softballs for legal analysts to parse and First Amendment advocates to lambaste.

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