The Hopkins case suggests the ‘new dawn’ for libel laws was false.
The suing of Katie Hopkins is a scandal.
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.
Must-reads from the past week
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.
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.