SPEAK FREE Act prevents SLAPP in face to free speech

Posted by on Jul 21, 2016 in Recent SLAPP News | 0 comments

PPP Board Member Jeremy Rosen recently authored an Op-Ed for the Hill advocating for enactment of the Speak Free Act. Read the full article here:

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Trump, Bill Maher and Miss Pennsylvania: The ‘I’ll sue you’ effect

Posted by on Jul 11, 2016 in Recent SLAPP News | 0 comments

PPP Policy Director Evan Mascagni was recently quoted in a USA Today article about Donald Trump and SLAPPs: Trump isn’t alone in trying to “hijack the judicial system” to silence critics, said Evan Mascagni, policy director at the Public Participation Project, an advocacy group lobbying for a federal anti-SLAPP law. “Donald Trump has repeatedly attempted to silence his critics over the years through frivolous lawsuits,” said Mascagni, citing Makaeff’s winning claim as one example. “If you really examine some of these cases, it...

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Speak Free Act Hearing Review

Posted by on Jun 24, 2016 in Recent SLAPP News | 0 comments

Since the introduction of the SPEAK FREE Act of 2015 in May, momentum has been building to enact this important legislation.  The bill now has more than 30 co-sponsors in the House and there was a hearing in the House Judiciary Committee on June 22, 2016.  You can view that hearing here. Here is just some of the coverage that the Speak...

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Online speech backers’ newest fear: Trump

Posted by on Jun 14, 2016 in Recent SLAPP News | 1 comment

PPP Policy Director Evan Mascagni was recently quoted in a Politico article about SLAPPs and Donald Trump: Trump’s litigiousness has extended into the presidential campaign. In November, following reports of a $2.5 million pro-Kasich super PAC investment in anti-Trump ads, Trump tweeted: “I will sue him just for fun! In some cases, he has...

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It Might Get Harder For Someone to Silence You With a Lawsuit

Posted by on May 26, 2016 in Recent SLAPP News | 0 comments

A substantial bipartisan effort is underway to enact anti-SLAPP protections. By Michael Arria / AlterNet May 18, 2016 Currently 28 states have some kind of anti-SLAPP statutory protection. SLAPP stands for Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation, which refers to litigation intended to silence critics by sticking them with the need for an exorbitant legal defense. Think of the Church of Scientology’s  read more