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May 6, 2008
110th Congress, 2007–2009
This bill was introduced on May 6, 2008, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Senator from Pennsylvania
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Last Updated: May 6, 2008
Length: 10 pages
A bill 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.
5/6/2008--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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Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 13, 2009
Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 16, 2008
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Civic Impulse. (2015). S. 2977 — 110th Congress: Free Speech Protection Act of 2008. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/110/s2977
“S. 2977 — 110th Congress: Free Speech Protection Act of 2008.” www.GovTrack.us. 2008. October 10, 2015 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/110/s2977>
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