Speak Free Act Hearing Review

Since the introduction of the SPEAK FREE Act of 2015 in May, momentum has been building to enact this important legislation.  The bill now has more than 30 co-sponsors in the House and there was a hearing in the House Judiciary...

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It Might Get Harder For Someone to Silence You With a Lawsuit

May 26, 16

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A substantial bipartisan effort is underway to enact anti-SLAPP protections. By Michael Arria / AlterNet May 18, 2016 Currently 28 states have some kind of anti-SLAPP statutory protection. SLAPP stands for Strategic Lawsuits Against...

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Recent Supreme Court Cert Denial Highlights Need for Passage of Federal Anti-SLAPP Statute

May 10, 16

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PPP Board Member Laura Prather recently published a piece for Lexology about the need for federal anti-SLAPP legislation. “Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (otherwise known as “SLAPP” suits) are more prevalent than ever given the ease of communication and multitude of platforms available for getting messages...

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DC EVENT 4/14/16: Why Policymakers Should Protect Public Speech Online

Apr 13, 16

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Event Summary: Every day, Internet users generate millions of new posts on blogs, social networks, and e-commerce platforms to share their opinions and feedback with others. However, some individuals have found their rights under assault as they are threatened with meritless lawsuits introduced for the sole purpose of silencing...

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As anti-SLAPP moves in Kansas, federal action still needed

Apr 12, 16

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The Kansas House of Representatives earlier this week passed the Enacting the Public Speech Protection Act (HB 2054) by a nearly unanimous 123-1 margin. If its overwhelming support in...

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