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.