U.S. author fights British libel judgment

November 8, 2007 — Does the guarantee of free speech in America’s first amendment trump English libel law? That’s the question facing New York’s Court of Appeals this month. Rachel Ehrenfeld, a New York-based author, is seeking a ruling that an English libel judgment against her cannot be enforced in America and that her book, “Funding Evil,” is constitutionally protected free speech. The Economist reports.