AdLLaw/CADefLaw Initiative Effort

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The Anti-Defamation Legacy Law Advocates (AdLLaw) is a non-profit, charitable and advocacy organization which has been in existence since 2010. Our first initiative effort was the California Anti-Defamation Legacy Law Advocates, known as (CADeflaw).
Our advocacy is narrow and specific.  We want to have a law passed, on a national level, allowing for family members of defamed deceased people to sue for civil damages. 
Unfortunately, the evolution of the common law left the living with civil defamation laws and the dead with criminal defamation laws.  The latter have either fell into disuse or been repealed, as was California’s criminal libel statute, in 1986.


Now, if a person is dead nearly anything can be said or written about him.  For example, President Johnson was accused of being a “multiple murderer” by Barr McClellan in Blood, Money and Power: How L.B.J. Killed J.F.K., (Defaming The Dead: A Legal remedy for Absurd Charges That LBJ Murdered JFKSource

First Lady Betty Ford was also slandered.  According to the Westboro Baptist Church she encouraged American women to “engage in extra-marital sex” according to the Christian Post. Source

Even the non-famous can be targets (see Catsouras v Department of the California Highway Patrol 2010 G039916) which means that we and our loved ones are at risk.

AdLLaw/CADeflaw’s goal is simple.  We wish to include the deceased among those who can be legally defamed globally and especially in the state of California and give their families a statute upon which to base a civil cause of action. 

Julie Noel, Author    



AdLLaw Initiative Photo Card (1)The Anti-Defamation Legacy Law Advocates (CADeflaw) is a non-profit,  charitable and advocacy organization which want to have a law passed, globally, but specifically in the United States;  allowing for family members of defamed deceased people to sue for civil damages.

Even the non-famous can be targets which mean that we and our loved ones are at risk.

The law protects the likeness and image of a person dead or alive, and the same should hold true for their reputation.

Support the AdLLaw Initiative by signing the petition, sending letters to your two U.S. Senators and one to the U.S. President.  Non-U.S. supporters please send a letter to the U.S. President.

AdLLaw Initiative Letter

AdLLaw Petition

Contact/Write the U.S. President

Send Initiative Letter to Your Two U.S. Senators


MJ Brookins, AdLLaw Admin – November 16, 2013/Updated on February 10, 2015



26 responses to “AdLLaw/CADefLaw Initiative Effort

  1. Johne583

    May 20, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    Enjoyed studying this, very good stuff, regards . A man may learn wisdom even from a foe. by Aristophanes. akgaeaaeebck

  2. Ashkan Nouri

    June 20, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    I & the complete fanbase of MJJ are gettong tired of the false accusations against Michael Jackson. The newspapers and magazines spread slanderous ‘news’ which are based on nothing more than lies. It is time to stop this now!

    • Cadeflaw

      June 20, 2016 at 3:55 pm

      Yes, it is time to stop this Ashkan. I hope you will add your name to the global petition and share it. Thanks for posting on this blog.

    • Ruth N

      June 21, 2016 at 5:16 pm

      I agree with you 100% its not fair to Michael Jackson he has done nothing wrong to deserve this treatment they bash him every chance they get and its time it stopped they need to get a damn life and stay out of his and leave him the hell alone if they can’t say anything nice about him or talk about how much good he has done for the ppl in the world how much joy and happiness he brought from his humanitarian work all over the globe and his music all over the globe then they need to shut the hell up and just leave Michael Jackson alone enough is enough they need to stop bashing him

  3. Ellen Gorey

    June 20, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    The National enquirer are spreading more lies about michael, I wish everyone would stop doing this ! It’s disgusting ! Michael was the sweetest person/man you could EVER meet, NOTHING they say about him is true , just stop it !

    • Cadeflaw

      June 20, 2016 at 3:54 pm

      They won’t stop Ellen because there is no law to stop them. They use “Freedom of Speech” to slander the deceased because they can. We need this law.

  4. Ellen Gorey

    June 20, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    It isn’t fair , it needs to stop

    • Cadeflaw

      June 20, 2016 at 3:52 pm

      Yes it does and thank you for visiting and posting on this site. Hope you will add your name to the global petition and share it. Again, thanks so much.

  5. Sherry Craft

    June 20, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    Stop the hate against Michael please!

  6. Carla

    June 20, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    I wish that they would allow him to rest in peace. They gave him enough grief when he was living.

  7. Sue Jackson

    June 21, 2016 at 10:11 am

    Signed and shared! Indeed, yesterday while was looking for a woman’s magazine to ‘read in the doctor’s waiting office as was early for appointment. Unfortunately, the latest copy of National Enquired was on same shelf so couldn’t avoid noticing it had the same filthy lies and garbage as you’ve mentioned from Radar Online . Was so angry and upset just as well didn’t have blood pressure checked!!

  8. Brianna Weers

    June 21, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    What happened to the truth, did it go out of style? – Michael Jackson

  9. Erica Dawn

    June 21, 2016 at 2:37 pm


  10. Christina

    June 21, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    This BS really needs to stop! It’s really pissing me off how people can’t just take NOT GUILTY for an answer!! I will defend MJ for as long as I am able! The tabloids, rumors, false allegations, personal insults, and destroying his legacy has got to end!!

  11. carmen sanjorin

    June 21, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    Michael è stato Diffamato e Perseguito e per quasi tutta la vita, anche per La Grande Colpa Dei Tabloid, che hanno sempre scritto Vergognose-Menzogne su di Lui…Il loro contributo ha molto favorito la distruzione di Un Uomo che ha sempre fatto del bene, per essere poi ricambiato con atroci cattiverie…Adesso sarebbe veramente ora di lasciare in pace Questa-Anima e che ognuno che scrive BUGIE si assuma le proprie responsabilità.

  12. Terri j byers

    June 22, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    Why do people always say some shit that is just that.why cant people just leave Michael Jacksons family alone?i mean the whole family and stop saying lies about MICHAEL JACKSON AND HIS FAMILY.

  13. Алена

    June 25, 2016 at 2:40 am

    Thank you to those who staged this project.It’s good on the legal level to protect the rights of citizens on private life.We are all not angels,is to see each and mirror(there’s a song Michael about it).Before you write and condemn someone else.Look at yourself.Yes, I agree the truth needs to be opened.But a lie about any person for money and the sale of news is bad.I am for the truth.And protect those who are unjustly accused.There should be a law.If it is proved that the person is guilty.It is necessary to leave him alone.And to cherish the memory and the peace.

  14. Amber

    June 26, 2016 at 9:08 am

    where do I sign

  15. tinka1963

    June 28, 2016 at 10:11 am

    Michaels don’t deserve such behavior from the media! This law is desperately needed!

  16. Maria Teresa Selfa

    July 3, 2016 at 4:06 am

    It is time to stop all these slanders against Michael Jackson. Enough.!


    July 3, 2016 at 4:07 am

    It is time to stop all these slanders against Michael Jackson. Enough.!

  18. Ramona Schwab

    March 21, 2019 at 1:07 pm

    Protect the deceased

  19. Donna Taylor

    April 15, 2019 at 5:53 pm

    Michael Jackson did so much for humanity now he is wrongly accused in the name to make money Michael is not hear to defend him self let him Rest In Peace

  20. 赵齐

    May 27, 2019 at 10:26 am

    Michael Jackson is a great artist and a great philanthropist!He is innocent!!!He deserves fame!!!We will aways support him,Aways believe in him,Aways love him!!!

  21. blythe5050

    October 26, 2019 at 1:03 am

    Have been fending off ppl working feverishly to disparage Jackson’s name because of a documentary and the media,and to accusers with zero proof or cooberation as well as having helped in defending the man they are accusing in court which is criminal itself, this law will protect future persons who leave behind vulnerable Estates to criminals who would have a grab at a quick cash payout through false accusations. The dead who leave behind a legacy of decades need to be protected, their legacy and good name lives on.


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