S. 449, The Free Speech Protection Act of 2009 (5 comments ↓ | 3 wiki edits: view article ↓)

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  • This bill, or a similar bill, was reintroduced in the current Congress as S. 1455, The Recovery Enhancement for Addiction Treatment Act.

S. 449 would protect free speech.

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Terry Slenn

March 17, 2009, 2:10pm (report abuse)

This bill sounds like a good idea at first. It protects our citizens from the lawsuits of those outside the country and preserves freedom of speech in a global society. However, we have no way to enforce it. The whole bill is based on activities that occur in foreign nations where we have no jurisdiction.

Connor X.

May 14, 2009, 6:47am (report abuse)

A democratic country is ought to exhibit the policy on freedom of speech. Brian Jennings has an axe to grind. Brian Jennings is the author of Censorship, a book about how conservative talk radio is a target of censorship by the Obama administration and others. The books website, censorshipbook.com, has more details. The book comes out right before the Henry Waxman's investigation of talk radio, and also an upcoming set of FCC hearings on the matter. Largely, it has to do with conservative talk radio run amok, which is restricting free speech. It is worth payday loans and more to preserve the freedom of speech, even if you don't agree with what Brian Jennings has to say.

Ruth T

August 21, 2009, 2:02pm (report abuse)


This bill brings the jurisdiction to the United States -- that's one purpose of the bill.

Connor, what are you talking about? Certainly not this bill because it has nothing to do with talk radio, Brian Jennings or censorship.


January 23, 2010, 4:13pm (report abuse)

Re Terry Slenn comment: We certainly do have "jurisdiction." The bill would block enforcement of such frivolous foreign libel judgments in the U.S., against U.S. citizens.


September 14, 2010, 10:53am (report abuse)

who's the dike with the cindaf**kinrella dress on. LOL!!!!!

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