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Proposed law is fair, if it isn't changed by legislators
For years, two simple words have struck fear in the hearts of the First Amendment community - libel reform. Libel laws have evolved very nicely in the 30 years since the New York Times Co. vs. Sullivan case, thank you very much, without any meddling from compromise-prone legislators.
All that may change in 1995. Coming soon to a legislature near you - the Uniform Clarification Act, a model law proposed by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws and approved by the American Bar Association. Supporters are busily shopping for friendly state lawmakers to introduce the legislation this …