A free speech fight as big as Texas
Roger Kimball recently published an article for the Houston Chronicle discussing a libel suit in Texas and how anti-SLAPP laws help protect free speech.
“Earlier this year, Texas enacted an anti-SLAPP-suit bill, making the state less hospitable to the type of lawsuit that we endured by giving defendants better and quicker remedies and compelling unsuccessful plaintiffs to pay the legal fees of those they drag into court. Such laws now exist in the majority of states; they would be a welcome addition in the rest.”
Read the full article here: http://www.chron.com/default/article/A-free-speech-fight-as-big-as-Texas-2392473.php#page-1