Protecting free expression for Virginians: it’s common sense

PPP Policy Director Evan Mascagni published an op-ed in today’s Richmond Times-Dispatch advocating for anti-SLAPP legislation in Virginia: “Perhaps no person in the history of American politics has framed the importance of advocating for individual liberties better than Thomas Paine, one of our nation’s Founding...

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‘Right to Yelp’: New laws would protect reviewers from lawsuits

Sep 29, 16

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PPP Board Member Sophia Cope and PPP Policy Director Evan Mascagni were recently quoted in a front page story of the San Francisco Chronicle on SLAPPs. “There are bullies out there who seek to silence individuals for speaking out on matters of public interest,” said Evan Mascagni, policy director at the Public Participation...

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Trump, Bill Maher and Miss Pennsylvania: The ‘I’ll sue you’ effect

Jul 11, 16

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PPP Policy Director Evan Mascagni was recently quoted in a USA Today article about Donald Trump and SLAPPs: Trump isn’t alone in trying to “hijack the judicial system” to silence critics, said Evan Mascagni, policy director at the Public Participation Project, an advocacy group lobbying for a federal anti-SLAPP law. “Donald...

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Online speech backers’ newest fear: Trump

Jun 14, 16

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PPP Policy Director Evan Mascagni was recently quoted in a Politico article about SLAPPs and Donald Trump: Trump’s litigiousness has extended into the presidential campaign. In November, following reports of a $2.5 million pro-Kasich super PAC investment in anti-Trump ads, Trump tweeted: read more

Guest Blog: Josh King of Avvo Talks the Importance of the CPA to Business

The Citizen Participation Act – Benefitting Consumers AND Businesses Josh King is vice president of business development & general counsel of Avvo.com One major change that the internet has wrought is the move of “word-of-mouth” online. Where consumers might previously have told just...

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