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Liberties Union Opposes Group Libel Laws in Testimony Before Civil Rights Body

May 16, 1947
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Osmond K. Fraenkel, representing the American civil Liberties Union, told the President’s Committees on Civil Rights today that he had "never been much in favor of group libel laws." Asked by committees member Rabbi Roland B. Gittelsohn to give his views on the group libel law proposal which, he said, had been the subject of conflicting testimony on the part of other witnesses, Fraenkel replied that he was "afraid of them. They might prove boomerangs."

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