Trump, Dominion and the Weaponization of Defamation

  • May 11, 2023
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On this episode of Radio Rothbard, Ryan McMaken and Tho Bishop talk about recent court cases involving defamation claims, justifying libertarian skepticism of the entire concept. As Ryan noted in a recent Wire article, the Dominion lawsuit in particular, is a particularly chilling case for free speech, with a taxpayer-funded company effectively silencing public critics. This, along with the recent Trump verdict, are an illustration of the continuing escalating weaponization of the court system for political ends.

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Recommended Reading

“The Dominion Lawsuit against Fox News is Part of the War against Free Speech” by Ryan McMaken.: Mises.org/RR_133_A

“The Alex Jones Verdict Shows the Danger of Defamation Laws” by Ryan McMaken: Mises.org/RR_133_B

“Lawsuits Are the Hitman of the State” by Brian Caplan Mises.org/RR_133_C

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