2017 Mississippi Code
Title 97 - Crimes
Chapter 3 - Crimes Against the Person
§ 97-3-57. Libel; truth as defense

Universal Citation: MS Code § 97-3-57 (2017)

In every criminal prosecution for libel it shall be lawful for the defendant, upon the trial, to give in evidence the truth of the matter written or published, and if it shall appear to the jury that the matter charged as libelous is true, and was published with good motives and for justifiable ends, the defendant shall be acquitted.

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