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Apr 16, 2008
110th Congress, 2007–2009
This bill was introduced on April 16, 2008, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Representative for New York's 3rd congressional district
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Last Updated: Apr 16, 2008
Length: 10 pages
To create a Federal cause of action to determine whether defamation exists under United States law in cases in which defamation actions have been brought in foreign courts against United States persons on the basis of publications or speech in the United States.
4/16/2008--Introduced.Free Speech Protection Act of 2008 - Allows any U.S. person against whom a lawsuit for defamation is brought in a foreign country on the basis of the content of ... Read more >
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Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 1304 (111th).
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Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 4, 2009
Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 6, 2008
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Civic Impulse. (2015). H.R. 5814 — 110th Congress: Free Speech Protection Act of 2008. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/110/hr5814
“H.R. 5814 — 110th Congress: Free Speech Protection Act of 2008.” www.GovTrack.us. 2008. November 28, 2015 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/110/hr5814>
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