Participated in an amicus brief (with the Reporters Committee and other amici) filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Amin v. Winslow.  The appeal arises from the denial of author Don Winslow’s special motion to strike under California’s anti-SLAPP law.  Winslow was sued for defamation by Dr. Mahendra Amin, a physician contracted by ICE to perform medical services for detainees at a county detention center.  Winslow tweeted about Dr. Amin following a whistleblower complaint.  The district court denied Winslow’s motion finding, in part, that Dr. Amin was not a public official.  The amicus brief explains the importance of the actual malice standard to the media’s ability to report on matters of concern involving public officials.  The brief argues that Dr. Amin’s position rendered him a public official under the Supreme Court’s reasoning in Rosenblatt v. Baer, 383 U.S. 75 (1966).  [2023]