Participated in an amicus brief (with the Reporters Committee and other media groups) filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in Tah v. Global Witness Publishing, Inc.  The case raises the issue of whether the D.C. Anti-SLAPP Act applies in federal court.  The case concerns a defamation action brought by two former Liberian officials against Global Witness Publishing.  The officials alleged that Global Witness defamed them in a report it published describing bonus payments the officials received after negotiating an oil-rights deal.  The district court dismissed the action but held that the D.C. Anti-SLAPP Act does not apply in federal court.  The brief argues that as interpreted by the D.C. Court of Appeals in Competitive Enterprise Institute v. Mann, the Act does apply in federal court.  [2020]

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