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    As a public figure, he would need to show why others can not express their opinions about him. Opinion is protected speech. Or, it was protected speech when this was a free country and the courts weren't loaded with Cheney-Bush-Yes-Men.

    Now, if someone says something provably false and with MALICIOUS INTENT that harms his reputation in some monetarily provable way, he might have a case. The worst thing about libel cases is being tied up in court for years and having to pay for defense lawyers.

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