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  • "Can't libel the dead," he says.†   (source)
  • It was an exceptionally outrageous case of libel, he said.†   (source)
  • Dumas Lee wrote for The Ford County Times and was famous for screwing up the facts and barely dodging libel suits.†   (source)
  • He, Adams, had been held up to ridicule in one newspaper after another for his meanness (the New Haven Gazette had called him an "unprincipled libeler"), his love of monarchy, his antipathy to freedom.†   (source)
  • He signed an agreement saying he wouldn't talk to the press and he's libeled me by saying I've faked the figures.†   (source)
  • I'll be caught for libel and killed….†   (source)
  • Arab newspapers printed blood libels that few Arabs could even read.†   (source)
  • I'm suing your wife for libel, and that one I'll win for sure.†   (source)
  • To some extent he had attempted to shrug off his attackers, stating that he had expected to be libeled and abused, particularly by the Abolitionists and intellectuals who had previously scorned him, much as George Washington and others before him had been abused.†   (source)
  • ROPER For libel; he's a spy.†   (source)
  • This is not a book. This is libel, slander, and defamation of character.   (source)
  • Libel actions, when we look at them in perspective, are an ornament of a civilized society. They have replaced, after all, at least in most cases, a resort to weapons in defense of a reputation.   (source)
  • ...don't believe it: it's a scandalous libel.   (source)
  • She had accepted Blomkvist's reasoning that she had already been so savaged in the Swedish media by such grotesque libels that a little sheer nonsense could not possibly further damage her reputation.†   (source)
  • But his part as a "rewarder and encourager" of Callender, "a libeler whom you could not but detest and despise," she could not and would not forget.†   (source)
  • Noah Webster, editor, author, lexicographer, and staunch Federalist, declared it time to stop newspaper editors from libeling those with whom they disagreed, and to his friend Timothy Pickering wrote to urge that the new law be strictly enforced.†   (source)
  • The cost of losing a libel case, in both legal fees and damages, could be huge.†   (source)
  • You may only libel yourself and the dead.†   (source)
  • In Colorado, violating the veggie libel law is now a criminal, not a civil, offense.†   (source)
  • We made a serious mistake last year which resulted in the magazine being prosecuted for libel.†   (source)
  • I was convicted of libel, not of falsifying material.†   (source)
  • He reminded everyone that the same reporter had been convicted of libel only one year before.†   (source)
  • A libel that'll be repeated a hundred times over if we sue.†   (source)
  • It was when you were taken to court by Wennerström and sent to prison for libel.†   (source)
  • If Shenke is innocent he would sue Millennium for libel.†   (source)
  • The spying had begun in 1989 and did not end until 1991, nearly a year after the libel suit had been filed.†   (source)
  • Over the past decade, "veggie libel laws" backed by agribusiness have been passed in thirteen states.†   (source)
  • The libel laws in Great Britain are far more unfavorable to a defendant than those in the United States.†   (source)
  • If Salander's evidence could not be substantiated or the man was acquitted, the company might risk a libel suit.†   (source)
  • The whole concept of "veggie libel" is probably unconstitutional; nevertheless, these laws remain on the books.†   (source)
  • And the defendant's intentions are irrelevant — a British libel case can be lost because of a truly innocent mistake.†   (source)
  • Convicted Libel Journalist Hiding Here.†   (source)
  • And then in September of 1990 McDonald's sued five members of the group for libel, claiming that every statement in the leaflet was false.†   (source)
  • It set out the reasons for finding Blomkvist guilty on fifteen counts of aggravated libel of the businessman Hans-Erik Wennerström.†   (source)
  • The McDonald's Corporation had for years taken advantage of British libel laws to silence its critics.†   (source)
  • Libel Journalist in Shooting Drama.†   (source)
  • In Georgia and Alabama, the veggie libel laws have been framed in imitation of British libel law, placing the burden of proof upon the defendant.†   (source)
  • A similar story just a year earlier had resulted in Blomkvist being convicted of libel, and it had also apparently resulted in his being dismissed from Millennium.†   (source)
  • Under American law, an accuser must prove that the allegations at the heart of a libel case are not only false and defamatory, but also have been recklessly, negligently, or deliberately spread.†   (source)
  • Journalist Mikael Blomkvist of the magazine Millennium was sentenced this morning to 90 days in gaol for aggravated libel of industrialist Hans-Erik Wennerström.†   (source)
  • But you were convicted of libel.†   (source)
  • When the House of Lords refused to hear their case, Morris and Steel filed an appeal with the European Court of Human Rights, challenging the validity not only of the verdict, but also of the British libel laws.†   (source)
  • The news that veteran industrialist Henrik Vanger will be part owner and will have a seat on the board of directors of Millennium comes the same day that the former CEO and publisher Mikael Blomkvist begins serving his three-month sentence for the libel of businessman Hans-Erik Wennerström.†   (source)
  • Despite the fact that Blomkvist had been indicted, convicted, and was now imprisoned, she had come out and said—if not in so many words—that he was innocent of libel and that another truth existed.†   (source)
  • I had committed libel.†   (source)
  • He had worked part-time at the magazine for four years, and during that time the team had weathered some phenomenal storms, especially during the period when Blomkvist was serving a three-month sentence for libel and the magazine almost went under.†   (source)
  • He had been convicted of libel and spent two months in prison, his professional career as a journalist had been in the gutter, and he had resigned from his position as publisher of the magazine Millennium more or less in disgrace.†   (source)
  • The story that accompanied the photo made no mention of Jake Brigance, primarily because Jake had threatened Dumas and the newspaper with a libel suit if it even remotely implied that he represented Simeon.†   (source)
  • Though it was clearly a violation of the First Amendment to the Constitution guaranteeing freedom of speech, its Federalist proponents in Congress insisted, like Adams, that it was awar measure, and an improvement on the existing common law in that proof of the truth of the libel could be used as a legitimate defense.†   (source)
  • If a man hits you, hit him back; if a man libels you, haul him up.†   (source)
  • There were a great many bundles of papers on it, some endorsed as Allegations, and some (to my surprise) as Libels, and some as being in the Consistory Court, and some in the Arches Court, and some in the Prerogative Court, and some in the Admiralty Court, and some in the Delegates' Court; giving me occasion to wonder much, how many Courts there might be in the gross, and how long it would take to understand them all.†   (source)
  • I look upon it as the climax of all misnomers, the boldest of all frauds, and the grossest of all libels.†   (source)
  • …seeing no prospect of an accommodation between my brother and me, he gave his consent to my returning again to Philadelphia, advis'd me to behave respectfully to the people there, endeavor to obtain the general esteem, and avoid lampooning and libeling, to which he thought I had too much inclination; telling me, that by steady industry and a prudent parsimony I might save enough by the time I was one-and-twenty to set me up; and that, if I came near the matter, he would help me out…†   (source)
  • He thought that men had been willing to work for him when he plugged known crooks for municipal elections, when he glamorized red-light districts, when he ruined reputations by scandalous libel, when he sobbed over the mothers of gangsters.†   (source)
  • Call him liar and thief; and he will only take an action against you for libel.†   (source)
  • If necessary he would deny that he had ever known Mrs. Bast, and prosecute her for libel.†   (source)
  • What a libel upon the heavenly Father, who "made of one blood all nations of men!"†   (source)
  • "That's a lie," there was a flash of fury in Dounia's eyes, "that's a lie and a libel!"†   (source)
  • Those who are hostile to me are glad to believe any libel uttered by a loose tongue against me.†   (source)
  • It's libel.†   (source)
  • —A libel on Ireland!†   (source)
  • I say, the most ungentlemanly trick a man can be guilty of is to come among the members of his profession with innovations which are a libel on their time-honored procedure.†   (source)
  • What shall we say of that man — that working-man, that I should find it necessary so to libel the glorious name — who, being practically and well acquainted with the grievances and wrongs of you, the injured pith and marrow of this land, and having heard you, with a noble and majestic unanimity that will make Tyrants tremble, resolve for to subscribe to the funds of the United Aggregate Tribunal, and to abide by the injunctions issued by that body for your benefit, whatever they may be…†   (source)
  • If he were really not in the habit of drinking rather more than was exactly good for him, he might have brought action against his countenance for libel, and have recovered heavy damages.†   (source)
  • "Poh, nonsense!" said Mr. Smooth-it-away, taking my arm and leading me off, "these fellows ought to be indicted for a libel.†   (source)
  • One worthy, he has reason to believe, has actually consulted authorities learned in the law, as to his having good grounds on which to rest an action for libel; another, has meditated a journey to London, for the express purpose of committing an assault and battery on his traducer; a third, perfectly remembers being waited on, last January twelve-month, by two gentlemen, one of whom held him in conversation while the other took his likeness; and, although Mr. Squeers has but one eye,…†   (source)
  • You've heard it wrong; it's a libel.†   (source)
  • It's a fact that I did play with them, but it's a perfect libel to say I did it for my own amusement.†   (source)
  • It is not pretended that these laws and customs existed in England in the sixth century; no, it is only pretended that inasmuch as they existed in the English and other civilizations of far later times, it is safe to consider that it is no libel upon the sixth century to suppose them to have been in practice in that day also.†   (source)
  • The fellows used to say he was the "Iron Mask;" and poor George Pons went to his grave in the belief that this was the author of "Junius," who was being punished for his celebrated libel on Thomas Jefferson.†   (source)
  • "If you mean libel, I'd say so, and not talk about labels, as if Papa was a pickle bottle," advised Jo, laughing.†   (source)
  • He guessed it …. though it's a libel.†   (source)
  • The Speech if it may be called one, is nothing better than a wilful audacious libel against the truth, the common good, and the existence of mankind; and is a formal and pompous method of offering up human sacrifices to the pride of tyrants.†   (source)
  • The court had just ruled that Blomkvist had libelled and defamed the financier Hans-Erik Wennerström.†   (source)
    unconventional spelling: This is a British spelling. Americans do not repeat the "L" prior to adding the "ED".
  • The lawyer Frode from Hedestad had hired her to do an investigation of Mikael Blomkvist, the journalist who was given a prison sentence for libelling financier Hans-Erik Wennerström.†   (source)
    unconventional spelling: This is a British spelling. Americans do not repeat the "L" prior to adding the "ING".
  • Oh, I thought they had been libelling me to you.†   (source)
  • He was again prosecuted, and was sentenced to lose WHAT REMAINED OF HIS EARS, to pay a fine of 5,000 pounds, to be BRANDED ON BOTH HIS CHEEKS with the letters S. L. (for Seditious Libeller), and to remain in prison for life.†   (source)
    unconventional spelling: This is the British spelling. Americans spell it libeler.
  • In the conduct of my newspaper, I carefully excluded all libelling and personal abuse, which is of late years become so disgraceful to our country.†   (source)
  • Hence it follows of necessity, that vast numbers of our people are compelled to seek their livelihood by begging, robbing, stealing, cheating, pimping, flattering, suborning, forswearing, forging, gaming, lying, fawning, hectoring, voting, scribbling, star-gazing, poisoning, whoring, canting, libelling, freethinking, and the like occupations:" every one of which terms I was at much pains to make him understand.†   (source)
  • Because to be a libeller (says he) I hate it with my heart; From Sherburne town, where now I dwell My name I do put here; Without offense your real friend, It is Peter Folgier.†   (source)
  • During my brother's confinement, which I resented a good deal, notwithstanding our private differences, I had the management of the paper; and I made bold to give our rulers some rubs in it, which my brother took very kindly, while others began to consider me in an unfavorable light, as a young genius that had a turn for libelling and satyr.†   (source)
  • Yet, so far have you been from answering my expectation in any of your letters; that on the contrary you are loading our carrier every week with libels, and keys, and reflections, and memoirs, and second parts; wherein I see myself accused of reflecting upon great state folk; of degrading human nature (for so they have still the confidence to style it), and of abusing the female sex.†   (source)
  • Plots have I laid, inductions dangerous, By drunken prophecies, libels, and dreams, To set my brother Clarence and the king In deadly hate the one against the other: And if King Edward be as true and just As I am subtle, false, and treacherous, This day should Clarence closely be mew'd up,— About a prophecy which says that G Of Edward's heirs the murderer shall be.†   (source)
  • …Sacripante or Roland had been poets they would have given the damsel a trimming; for it is naturally the way with poets who have been scorned and rejected by their ladies, whether fictitious or not, in short by those whom they select as the ladies of their thoughts, to avenge themselves in satires and libels—a vengeance, to be sure, unworthy of generous hearts; but up to the present I have not heard of any defamatory verse against the Lady Angelica, who turned the world upside down.†   (source)
  • He's in there now with his lawbooks finding out the law of libel.†   (source)
  • —Take a what? says I. —Libel action, says he, for ten thousand pounds.†   (source)
  • —Yes, says J. J., but the truth of a libel is no defence to an indictment for publishing it in the eyes of the law.†   (source)
  • …than theft, highway robbery, cruelty to children and animals, obtaining money under false pretences, forgery, embezzlement, misappropriation of public money, betrayal of public trust, malingering, mayhem, corruption of minors, criminal libel, blackmail, contempt of court, arson, treason, felony, mutiny on the high seas, trespass, burglary, jailbreaking, practice of unnatural vice, desertion from armed forces in the field, perjury, poaching, usury, intelligence with the king's…†   (source)
  • May I not ask a libel, Sir Sompnour, And answer there by my procuratour To such thing as men would appose* me?†   (source)
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