Steve Cohen is a First Amendment Bad Ass
Marc Randazza, Florida First Amendment attorney, has summed up the need for federal anti-SLAPP legislation – and the awesomeness of Rep. Cohen’s sponsorship of it – in a way that we wouldn’t, nay couldn’t quite match.
Randazza says like it is. Here’s a sample: [I]t is a lawsuit that some hosebag files against a critic — not because he hopes to win anything, but because the mere filing of the suit is punishment enough for the critic.
And here’s the whole post, courtesy of Citizen Media Law Project.
Importantly, Randazza points out that the Citizen Participation Act is legislation that both Republicans and Democrats – if they actually stand for any of the things they say – should support. He urges you to contact your representatives in Congress and tell them to support H.R. 4364.
We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.