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Statutes > North-carolina > Chapter_15 > GS_15-168

§15‑168.  Justification as defense to libel.

Every defendant who is chargedby indictment with the publication of a libel may prove on the trial for thesame the truth of the facts alleged in the indictment; and if it shall appearto the  satisfaction of the jury that the facts are true, the defendant shall be acquitted of the charge. (R.C., c. 35, s. 26; Code, s.1195; Rev., s. 3267; C.S., s. 4638.)