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States Don't Criminalize Criticism, Lucian Pera Tells PolitiFact

February 28, 2019

In response to a social media post alleging state laws that criminalize criticism of another person, PolitiFact reached out to First Amendment lawyer Lucian Pera for analysis. 

States "don't criminalize any criticism, under any circumstance, and each law typically requires proof of more than mere criticism," Lucian says. "There's usually a level of falsity required, and usually some element of intent."

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