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Washington Court Dismisses Libel Suit Brouget Against Anti-defamation League

District Court Judge Matthew McQuire today dismissed a libel suit brought against the B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation League by Robert H. Williams, an anti-Semitic pamphleteer. Williams is author of “The Anti-Defamation League and Its Use in the World Communist Offensive.”

Williams charged that the A.D.L. libeled him in a book that described him as expressing “unfriendly sentiments” in his publication. In refusing to accept this complaint, the court stated that the Supreme Court has sanctioned an organization’s defense of itself, provided there is no malice.