AdLLaw/CADefLaw Initiative Effort
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 JFK) Source
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
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.
MJ Brookins, AdLLaw Admin – November 16, 2013/Updated on February 10, 2015