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    Eyesbright

    The "high bar" public figures have to meet is that they can't sue for invasion of privacy, and truth is a defense. But outright lies aren't protected, even in fund-raising letters.

    That said, my sense is that courts do not especially favor libel suits based on overtly political / fundraising sliming. Maybe that's too bad, although using the courts is a slow and unwieldy tool.

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