Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Citizen Participation Act

Congressman Steve Cohen (D.-Tennessee) has introduced H.R. 4364, The Citizen Participation Act, which he described as federal anti-SLAPP legislation, legislation designed to prevent meritless lawsuits. A SLAPP suit is “Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation.” California has such legislation. See Cal. Code Civ. Proc. 425.16.

For more information see the Citizen Media Law Project, Simple Justice, The Legal Satyricon, and Popehat.

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