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New York gladly welcomes foreign tourists and their money, but now the state is ready to turn away those who come shopping for a place to enforce dubious libel judgments won abroad against journalists and publishers.

Under the guidance of Sen. Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) and Assemb. Rory Lancman (D-Fresh Meadows) the "Libel Terrorism Protection Act" was unanimously passed by the State Legislature last month. Gov. David Paterson should waste no time signing it.

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