Monday, February 18, 2008

The return of seditious libel.

Britain, the country that inspired the United States with Magna Carta and the Bill of Rights and with a written constitution that John Adams called “the most stupendous invention” in human history, whose people fought for equality before the law, and for freedom of speech, may become part of a supranational state where EU police are above the law and it is explicitly forbidden to criticize the EU -

In Connolly vs. Commission (2001) the European Court of Justice unanimously asserted that the right of freedom of expression may only be exercised in a manner consistent with "the protection of the rights of others." Connolly's book had interfered with the "rights" of the European Union itself, the EU court explained, because the book "damaged the institution's image and reputation."

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