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Application of State Anti-SLAPP Statutes in Federal Courts

Participated in an amicus brief (with other amici) filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in Rudkin v. Beasley Imports, Inc. The brief argues that a Texas anti-SLAPP statute should be applied in federal court for two reasons: (1) It would foster and protect the exercise of First Amendment freedoms by journalists; and (2) the Texas statute (“TCPA”) does not conflict with the Federal Rules. Anti-SLAPP statutes are designed to protect media outlets against “strategic lawsuits against public participation.” The brief urges the court to reverse a district court ruling and to hold that the TCPA applies in federal court. [2018]

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By |2018-09-07T16:58:59+00:00September 5th, 2018|Law & Policy|Comments Off on Application of State Anti-SLAPP Statutes in Federal Courts