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Then, after the indiscriminate besmirchment, even of distinguished French soldiers, a more balanced tone of commemoration asserted itself.
Smith's unnecessary besmirchment of a world famous, progressive and fabulously verdant state with amazing universities is worse than grandstanding; it is poisonous to a state industry and the image of Oregon.
Closely related to the issue of whether individuals have a protectible constitutional interest relative to the government's publication of embarrassing or sensitive facts, even if otherwise publicly available, is the question of whether there exists a liberty interest in avoiding governmental stigmatization or besmirchment of personal reputation.