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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