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DEFAMATION: NO REDRESS FOR THE DEAD

DEFAMATION: NO REDRESS FOR THE DEAD

When you’re alive, if someone makes false statements about you that aren’t true – and in some cases, if true but it can be proved that such statements have been made with malice – this is called defamation of character. Defamation is ugly. It has the potential not only to destroy your reputation, but your family and your livelihood, too. Quite frankly, words are akin to weapons that have the ability to make or break your life. Thankfully, those with enough money and a good, solid case, have the ability to sue for libel (if the offending words are written) or slander (if the words have been disseminated orally).

When you die, however, you lose that ability to seek redress. You may think those rights are now passed onto your family or Estate, but they’re not. Once you’re dead, anything can be written or said about you without consequences. And all it takes is the circulation of one lie to ruin your good name.

Celebrities are often subject to libel in the tabloid press. But libel and slander aren’t simply the preserve of the rich and famous. Every day, courts are dealing with the maligned reputations of ordinary individuals and/or businesses small and large. Some lose their jobs, their friends, their families, their health and well-being, all due to the effects of defamation. Some resort to legal redress, while others feel that seeking such redress will only add fuel to the fire. But the common factor is that – with enough money and stamina – celebrity or not, one can seek legal redress.

But this is not the case when you die. A lie about you may surface and spread. This time, nothing can be done about it because you’re no longer here to defend yourself, and your family can’t go after the individual(s) responsible because there are no defamation rights for the deceased. Now your good name is forever tarnished and your family has to deal with the aftermath. You may have children or a significant other who have to navigate through the mire of injustice, or the company you left behind might be wound up because nobody wants to do business with something you were associated with any more. The countless possibilities of how it might affect all those who knew and loved you are profound. These situations happen more frequently than you think.

 

Now, imagine if there was a law that could extend defamation protection to your family and Estate after you die….

Will you support the AdLLaw Initiative by signing the global petition and sharing with your family and friends.

 

Dee Pfeiffer, Professional freelance writer and editor based in the heart of the UK, MJL Trustee

Acil Leitz, Advocate

 

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AdLLaw/Cadeflaw Promotional Cards – Global Initiative

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Fernanda Promotional Card for AdLLaw in Italian

 
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Posted by on October 17, 2014 in AdLLaw Promotion

 

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Renfield Has Nothing On Me

Renfield Has Nothing On Me

Renfield Has Nothing On Me PhotoHello, I am a grave robber.  I come from a long, proud and dishonorable line.  I am very proud of each of my ancestors.

The most renown was my uncle Renfield.  He was in the employ of Doctor Frankenstein, before he took his last position with a Count Dracula.

Unlike Uncle Renfield, I do not steal the bodies, to create monsters.  I steal a decedent’s legacy through vilification, using slander to get the same results.  But hold on, I am not common, like the gossips or rumor mill workers, although I will use their services later.

The old bones I dig up for my creations are verbal.  Sometimes I get a piece or a whole of it right.  But if I cannot I will take a verbal tibia, fibula or brain that belongs to someone else to construct falsehoods.  And when none of those work, I fashion the piece needed.  I am pleased to say I am very, very good at that kind of work; it is what I specialize in.

The   works suits me well since there no pesky laws to watch out for.   The best part is neither my employer nor the people who read my creations will care if I “fashioned” the story.   Truth be told some prefer it that way.

Just as with many of my ancestors, my name and work will live on long after the person or the truth has been forgotten.

I am a grave robber but unlike my ancestors, or their monster masters.  I am the monster and the master.

Have You Signed AdLLaw PetitionHello I am grave robber, I steal from the dead and Renfield has nothing on me.

Hello I am a defamer of the dead.  I steal from the dead and Renfield has nothing on me.

Hello I am Defamer the grave robber, I steal from the dead and Uncle Renfield has nothing on me.

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An Invitation – AdLLaw

An Invitation to join the AdLLaw Initiative to attain worldwide support and to bring awareness to this important law which; will protect and preserve the legacies of the deceased.

Petition: http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/protect-the-legacy-of

Special Instructions:

Only one signature per person please. If you reside in the USA please invite the US President and both of your US House Senators via email or postal letter.
International Guest: You may invite the US President.

If you decide to invite elected officials to join you please be sure to inform them “you support the AdLLaw Initiative and have signed the Petition and you wish them to do the same.”

Contact President Obama

U.S. Senators Website  Contact the two U.S. Senators in your state

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The AdLLaw Advocates

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Posted by on October 28, 2013 in AdLLaw Initiative, Advocacy, Initiatives

 

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Letter to Justice Roberts of U. S. Supreme Court

U.S. Supreme Court

March 2, 2011

Dear Chief Justice Roberts:

It is a heartrending day in this country when our Supreme Court Justices would rule against the remarkable men and women; our US soldiers who serve our country and who has given their lives and continue to do so that we may be safe from harm. They stand watch and fight so that we may have the full benefit of these freedoms.

It is not only tactless but reprehensible when a pastor and his members are allowed to promote HATE by making inflammatory statements by way of picket signs against our fallen soldiers; and the highest court in America agrees with them by permitting them legal cover, hiding behind the first amendment. Men and women who have volunteered to serve and protect us should be honored, not defamed and slandered.

This pastor, along with his family members, presented themselves at the funeral of a deceased soldier, Matthew Snyder who died in Iraq in 2006, with signs reading: “Thank God for dead soldiers,” ”You’re Going to Hell,” ”God Hates the USA/Thank God for 9/11,” and one that combined the U.S. Marine Corps motto, Semper Fi, with a slur against gay men. It is common knowledge that this group pickets many military funerals promoting hate while using the word of God as a cover to do so.

“Thank God for 9/11”. How terroristic is that, sir? And the justices of the highest court in this land sided with these people? I love this country and I value the freedom that has been granted to me and others; but sir, please, how could you write an opinion using the constitution to side with something this malevolence?

How can the constitution shield such iniquitous remarks or written pronouncements such as these about anyone; and especially a deceased soldier? What does that declare to the world about our country? If a “God” fearing man can get away with something such as this, it tells me that I am at the mercy of any group who decides they hate me and promotes it because your court gives them that right. I say your court because God can’t be in that decision.

It is time that people cease using the “First Amendment” to commit such evils. Freedom of Speech is a right given to us and I consider it to be an honor and most certainly a privilege to have full use of it. However, it does not give us the right to defame and slander those who can’t defend themselves; and there is a responsibility to be fair and just while exercising that freedom.

Matthew Snyder and other fallen soldiers died defending the rights of others and they deserve much more than what they have been given. The deceased have a right for their legacy’s to be protected and preserved. Instead the US courts give odious people the right to speak and publish hateful comments about them. Justice Roberts, that doesn’t sound right to me.

The first amendment should be redressed and the proper corrections made right. It is time for change, sir. People would be mindful if they were penalized for these slanderous and defaming statements. It is time an “Anti-Defamation Legacy Law” be put into place, sir.

I do realize, of course, that you will not be of the same opinion as myself and many others; but let us agree, in advance, to disagree. Most of America won’t be in agreement; especially those who hide behind the “First Amendment”. However, it is TIME for CHANGE.

I thank you kindly for your time, Chief Justice Roberts.

Humbly Submitted,

MJ Brookins, Administrative Director

Texas

A few videos from WBC displaying their “Hate” promotions

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Westboro Baptist Church family disowns daughter — 20/20   

Jeremy Vs Westboro Baptist church  

 

 
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Posted by on February 17, 2013 in Advocacy

 

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Michael Jackson Fans Want Anti-Defamation Law For Deceased

A group of Michael Jackson fans have created the California Anti-Defamation Law petition in hopes of getting a law passed that would make it illegal to slander the dead.

Mary Brookins, 57, and half-a-dozen other Jackson supporters who met in an online Jackson fan group, is upset by the negative coverage the “Thriller” singer has received since his passing.

https://i2.wp.com/a323.yahoofs.com/ymg/thatsreallyweek__5/thatsreallyweek-904876212-1269738055.jpgThe group is angered by articles that referrer to Jackson as “Wacko Jacko,” suggest he was the victim of a self-inflicted drug overdose, or is guilty of child molestation charges for which he was tried and found not guilty in 2005.

http://new.music.yahoo.com/blogs/hiphopmediatraining/364977/michael-jackson-fans-want-anti-defamation-law-for-deceased/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on September 25, 2011 in Cadeflaw Articles

 

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