Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Proposed Federal Anti-SLAPP Statute

As a California anti-SLAPP attorney, I found professor Eric Goldman's recent article on proposed federal anti-SLAPP legislation interesting.  I am not sure that federal legislation is desirable but I do agree with professor Goldman in that a statute which distinguishes between journalists and non-journalists makes no sense.  Effective anti-SLAPP statutes focus upon the nature of content, not classifications regarding the speaker.  As such, the "Free Press Act of 2012" will likely go nowhere. 

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