Criminal Libel on the Internet

According to CNET News:

Oklahoma prosecutors will soon weigh whether to take up criminal charges against a former mayoral candidate accused of libeling a longtime state politician on his Web forum.

In a police report filed 16 August, former state senator and convicted felon Gene Stipe charged that Harold King had published false information about Stipe and his family on his Web forum, the McAlester Watercooler, said Captain Darrell Miller of the McAlester, Oklahoma, police force. The nature of the information was not disclosed.

Eugene Volokh comments on the constitutionality of criminal libel laws.

Originally by Eugene Volokh at The Volokh Conspiracy, 12:11 PM