Tomorrow, we’ll discuss laws (and other efforts) to curb “Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation” (SLAPP) actions. If you’re not familiar with the acronym (I was not), here’s a link to the Wikipedia description. And here’s a Washington Post article about a recent Supreme Court action (or…inaction) in the area.
- Does this legislation make sense?
- How can free speech rights be protected?
- What about other “rights of access” to the courts?
- How can the costs of large-scale litigation be avoided?
- How can deep-pocketed litigants be put on a more equitable footing with those with lesser resources?