Originally posted 2005-03-22 22:10:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
A United Kingdom court has entered a crippling libel award against Rachel Ehrenfeld, author of the book Funding Evil: How Terrorism Is Financed and How to Stop It, which is a tad critical of the ruling family of Saudi Arabia. Editor and Publisher, per Glenn, reports on the story. It’s not that unusual for libel claims against American books to go to the UK for relief, because, unlike in the U.S., they might actually win. (UPDATE: But not always.) But what if, as the reports say regarding this book, the book was never even published there?
The Other Club asks a logical question: “I want to know how our Supreme Court can let the scofflaw Ehrenfeld get away with ignoring this judgment, since they’ve accepted that foreign jurisprudence can modify our Constitution.”
UPDATE: Scott Ott, in a similar vein, anticipates the obvious next legal move in the Schiavo story.