not defamatory to call Jew a believer in Jesus
sjamar at law.howard.edu
Mon May 17 21:59:36 PDT 2004
i haven't studied it for awhile, but i don't recall the test for
defamation being how the person feels about it, but rather how others
perceive it. unless it is defamation per se. it seems pretty unlikely
that accusing someone of believing in Jesus is on a par with saying he
or she has a loathsome disease.
On Monday, May 17, 2004, at 07:42 PM, Paul Finkelman wrote:
> Do we know anything about the judge in this case; I realize judges are
> *supposed* to not bring their religious beliefs into the courtroom,
> but having testified against Chief Justice Roy Moore of Alabama, I
> know that is not always the case. Perhaps this judge is so certain of
> her own religous views that she cannot comprehend how anyone would
> find such an allegation offensive or defamatory.
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