Trump’s instinctual illiberalism is of a piece with our backward laws.
A Russian case heard in London exposed the unjustness of our laws.
Former All Black Joe Karam’s serial suing for defamation is an affront to public debate.
Why we should all celebrate the 50th birthday of New York Times v Sullivan.
The Lords’ attempt to sneak a ‘Leveson law’ through the back door shows the need for a more principled fight for freedom of expression.
Must-reads from the past week
Legal action is not the best way of holding to account the kind of modern-day irrationalists who smeared Lord McAlpine.
The draft Defamation Bill still leaves too much power in the hands of judges to decide what can be published.
Nick Clegg’s proposals are welcome. But to protect free speech we need to gag England’s libel laws completely.
Ten years after a libel trial closed LM magazine, its former editor reflects on how that case foreshadowed the battles over free speech today.
If we are serious about defending freedom of speech, then English libel should be sentenced to death.