D.C. Circuit Wants Answers From Trial Judge On Denial Of Anti-SLAPP Motion
In July, U.S. District Judge Richard Leon issued a series of two-sentence orders denying blogger Andrew Breitbart’s motions to dismiss a defamation lawsuit against him in Washington federal court. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, which is considering Breitbart’s appeal of those orders, wants more.
In an order issued yesterday afternoon, the three-judge appellate panel put the case on hold and asked Leon to provide a “statement of reasons” explaining his ruling.”
Read more from the Blog of Legal Times here: http://legaltimes.typepad.com/blt/2012/02/dc-circuit-wants-answers-from-trial-judge-on-denial-of-anti-slapp-motion.html