Anti-Defamation Legacy Law Advocates

Protecting and Preserving the Legacy of the Deceased. The TRUTH is everything.

Protect and Preserve the Legacy of those Deceased - Global Signatures

 

Targeting:   The CA State Senate

 

Started by: MJ Brookins 

 

 

Why This Is Important

 

 

It's time to give the deceased their due. (Jonathan Turley - Shapiro Professor of public interest law at George Washington University)    

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/15/AR2006091500999.html

 

A law would provide a posthumous cause of action for defamation that hurt the family members and financial interests of deceased persons. (John Dean - FindLaw columnists and former counsel to the president)   Defaming The Dead: Congressman Peter King's Michael Jackson Media Rant   http://writ.news.findlaw.com/dean/20090710.html

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/charles-thomson/michael-jackson-its-time_b_482176.html

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/charles-thomson/one-of-the-most-shameful_b_610258.html

 

CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION            

 

ARTICLE 1  DECLARATION OF RIGHTS

 

SECTION 1.  All people are by nature free and independent and have inalienable rights.  Among these are enjoying and defending life and liberty, acquiring, possessing, and protecting property, and pursuing and obtaining safety, happiness, and privacy. 

 

SEC. 2 (a) Every person may freely speak, write and publish his or her sentiments on all subjects, being responsible for the abuse of this right. A law may not restrain or abridge liberty of speech or press.

 

This right has certainly and continues to be abused. Offenders should be liable and be required to give account for their personal thoughts, views or attitudes; especially those based mainly upon emotion instead of reason or knowledge. Any or all opinions formed outside of a person's civil right (that which is good or proper and conforms to fact or truth) should be considered as abusive (harmful or offensive) causing interference with their enjoyment, happiness, privacy of life and inalienable rights.

 

We should be able to protect the legacy of the deceased.

 

We call upon the California Legislators to redress these wrong doings and make the proper corrections by authoring a bill/law that would hold offenders accountable for abuse of the right to "Freedom of Speech." 

 

PETITION LINK FOR GLOBAL SIGNATURES

http://www.change.org/petitions/protect-and-preserve-the-legacy-of-those-deceased-those-left-behind-can-still-be-hurt