PPP joins Reporters Committee and asks Texas Supreme Court to allow anti-SLAPP appeal

Feb 14, 13

The Public Participation Project recently joined several other news media and public advocacy organizations to file a friend-of-the-court brief with the Texas Supreme Court, asking the judges to clarify the scope of a defendant’s right to appeal orders under the state’s anti-SLAPP law. The right to appeal when an anti-SLAPP motion is denied, which was rejected in the case at hand by the appellate court, is consistent with the legislature’s intent when it passed the law, the brief argued.

Read more from federal anti-SLAPP legislation supporter, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, here:

http://www.rcfp.org/reporters-committee-asks-texas-supreme-court-allow-anti-slapp-appeal

Joining PPP and the Reporters Committee on the brief are: ABC Inc.; A&E Television Networks LLC; A.H. Belo Corp.; Advance Publications Inc.; Belo Corp.; The Associated Press; CBS Broadcasting Inc.; Dow Jones & Co. Inc.; E.W. Scripps Co.; Fox Television Stations Inc.; Gannett Co. Inc.; Hearst Corp.; KVIA-TV, Austin; The McClatchy Co.; Media Law Resource Center; NBCUniversal Media LLC; The New York Times Co.; Public Citizen Inc.; The Texas Association of Broadcasters; and The Texas Press Association.

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