Techdirt article discusses need for federal anti-SLAPP law

Mar 02, 12

Romney Campaign’s Finance Co-Chair Accused Of Being SLAPP-Happy
from the time-for-a-federal-anti-slapp-law dept

We’ve covered, repeatedly, the problems of people using SLAPP — Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation — lawsuits against people trying to speak their opinion. While some states have anti-SLAPP laws (with the quality of those laws being quite mixed), we still believe that we really need a strong federal anti-SLAPP law. If you’re not familiar with SLAPP lawsuits, they are lawsuits with little basis that are filed with the sole purpose of silencing someone who is speaking out in some manner.

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