NY Times Commends Cohen Bill to Safeguard Free Speech 

9th District congressman Steve Cohen, who won considerable attention several weeks ago for his sponsorship of a House resolution apologizing for slavery, is in the eye of the nation again -- this time for his sponsorship of legislation to protect American writers against punitive libel suits abroad.

In its Tuesday editions, The New York Times has editorially commended Cohen for sponsoring and securing passage of "a good bill that would prevent American courts from enforcing libel judgments obtained in foreign countries if those countries provide less free speech protection than the United States does."

The Times called upon the Senate to follow through on Cohen's measure. The text of its editorial can be found here.

(http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/30/opinion/30tue3.html?_r=1&ref=opinion&oref=slogin)

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