Saturday, January 03, 2004

Muslim groups sue congressman
Interesting story on Fox News
For a plaintiff to sue a congressman for libel, the plaintiff first "would have to show actual malice: that the congressman knew the statements were false or acted in reckless disregard, and that’s a heavy burden to overcome," Brand said.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations is going to try. The group announced in early December that it has filed a defamation suit against Ballenger for his claims that CAIR is "the fund-raising arm of Hezbollah."

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