Craigslist Rant Ends in Rare Criminal Charges

A Colorado man accused of posting comments about his ex-girlfriend on the Web site Craigslist has been charged under a rarely used criminal libel law. J.P. Weichel faces up to 18 months in prison if convicted for unflattering statements he allegedly posted in Craigslist's "rants and raves" section. Colorado's criminal libel law, passed in 1963, bans statements "tending to blacken the memory of one who is dead" or that "impeach the honesty, integrity, virtue, or reputation or expose the...Full Story
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