Protect and Preserve the Legacy of those deceased. Those left behind can still be "Hurt".
  • Petitioned California State Senate

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California State Senate

Protect and Preserve the Legacy of those deceased. Those left behind can still be "Hurt".

    1. Petition by

      Anti-Defamation Legacy Law Group

A person's reputation is their legacy which lives on after death. Most journalists and many others, whose testimony may not be credible, rely upon or hide behind the "Freedom of Speech" to promote old lies, innuendo and hate.  Freedom of Speech is also used in an attempt to destroy for entertainment and profit. The masses receive their information through the media and most believe whatever they read without researching. If the media is not honest, fair and balanced in what they say or write they are being prejudice and destructive. There is no law to protect the deceased from being defamed. The families of those deceased Civil Rights are being violated because of this abuse. Prime Example: The demoralization of Michael Jackson is, without doubt, emotionally traumatic for his children. It could have a very negative and profound effect on the hearts and minds of his children, nieces/nephews and all children around the world; as well as his siblings and parents. This is "Emotional" Abuse. Abuse is Abuse.

It's time to give the deceased their due. (Jonathan Turley - Shapiro Professor of public interest law at George Washington University)

A law would provide a posthumous cause of action for defamation that hurt the family members and financial interests of deceased persons. (John Dean - FindLaw columnists and former counsel to the president)   Defaming The Dead: Congressman Peter King's Michael Jackson Media Rant


SECTION 1.  All people are by nature free and independent and have inalienable rights.  Among these are enjoying and defending life and liberty, acquiring, possessing, and protecting property, and pursuing and obtaining safety, happiness, and privacy.  SEC. 2 (a) Every person may freely speak, write and publish his or her sentiments on all subjects, being responsible for the abuse of this right. A law may not restrain or abridge liberty of speech or press.

This right has certainly and continue to be abused. Offenders should be liable and be required to give account for their personal thoughts, views or attitudes; especially those based mainly upon emotion instead of reason or knowledge. Any or all opinions formed outside of a person's civil right (that which is good or proper and conforms to fact or truth) should be considered as abusive (harmful or offensive) causing interference with thier enjoyment, happiness, privacy of life and inalienable rights. We should be able to protect the legacy of the deceased. We call upon the California Legislators to redress these wrong doings and make the proper corrections by authoring a bill/law that would hold offenders accountable for abuse of the right to "Freedom of Speech".


Recent signatures


    1. April 2012 - Cadeflaw Article

      Reveal how Yellow Journalism or sensationalism are both the same.

    2. California Cadeflaw Petition Drive and Promotion

      Seeking support of Cadeflaw Initiative in the state of California. Goal is to promote Cadeflaw by having ongoing petition signing events in the state of California. We hope these events will draw more support in the state of CA.

    3. We have written the law. Now we need someone to author it.

      Those who know, without a doubt, that defamation of the deceased is wrong, you are the people who will be moved to action. You’re the ones who have had enough, and if truth be told, you won’t have to be talked into moving into action?

    4. Cadeflaw Advocates 2010 Promotional Video 2_0001.wmv

      Join forces with our organization and lend your support to initiate a federal bill passed in congress that would make it unlawful to defame a person who is deceased. Once this bill has been passed the consequences would enable the family members of the deceased individual to file a civil lawsuit against the individual, media out let or entity that defamed the deceased individual. An individual and/or group can sue for slander, libel, and defamation of character while a person is living. The same protection should be extended to a person after they are deceased. The loved ones of someone who has passed on should not have to live with the continued defamatory stories that can so easily be paraded as fact. We have discovered that there are five U.S. states, Colorado, Idaho, Georgia, Louisiana, and Nevada that already have criminal statues regarding defamation of the deceased.

    5. Westboro church to picket Betty Ford funeral services

      Just proves that people continue 2 promote hate while standing behind the "First Amendment". Exercising our right is one thing. The ABUSE of that right is another. This woman did some wonderful things. Why not give respect to the wife of a U.S. Pres.

    6. We Have to Put Our Hearts on the Line

      We can’t pretend that there’s nothing wrong. Nothing good ever comes trouble-free. All good things come in due time. Let's do a new thing and make that CHANGE. Let's put it ALL on the line. See Cadeflaw article at link below.

    7. Reached 500 signatures
    8. Permanent monthly column in the MJTP "Dot to Dot" Magazine

      This column will give monthly updates on Cadeflaw's progress, and share news and information pertinent to it's mission. You can also find more information on our website at

      Understanding Defamation by: Julie Noel

    9. Another online news article about Cadeflaw

      Another avenue to spread the message of Cadeflaw's mission

    10. New article on Cadeflaw posted by "Dot to Dot" magazine of the MJTP

      The support of the magazine and the endorsements, from some of their members, of the petition helps Cadeflaw to continue to spread the message of it's mission. Also see article by Billy Johnson, Jr. of Yahoo Music.

    11. Reached 250 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Nathan Lauder DUDLEY, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 9 months ago

      It’s heartbreaking to see what Michael Jackson had to deal with in life and still in death people won’t leave him alone. People just think they can say whatever lie they want about this man and get away with it and they can because he’s dead and there is no law to stop them defaming the dead, but it’s about time there was one. These people need to be held accountable and punished for what they are doing to him. This isn’t just about Michael Jackson though, it’s about all those who have been and are still being defamed. We must take a stand and fight for what is right.

    • Frank Fonzi III CORDOVA, AK
      • 12 months ago

      Our family was crushed when an article was posted on the front page of the Newspaper that slandered our deceased family member. :(

    • Lori Keller LOVELAND, OH
      • 12 months ago

      My 23 year old daughter passed away 7 weeks ago. People have been posting information about her on the web that is wrong and inappropriate.

    • Jack Tidwell ODESSA, TX
      • about 1 year ago

      no matter where ther is bulling going on it needs to stop. especially for those who endured it while alive and now cannot longer speak for them self's. It is time to stop the bulling....

    • Tiffany DeClercq BETTEMDORF, IA
      • about 1 year ago

      This is a cause dear to my heart, My good friend and who i call my sister, Her son was and is affected by bulling so much he took his life, NO MORE to these people who hurt and bully .. I fully support this cause


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