On June 23, the Alliance joined a coalition letter supporting the Uniform Public Expression Protection Act (UPEPA)—the Uniform Law Commission’s model anti-SLAPP law. The letter explains that “Anti-SLAPP laws protect the public from frivolous lawsuits that arise from speech on matters of public concern…The stronger the statute, the more deterrence there is against filing SLAPP lawsuits.” The letter also discusses why UPEPA broad protections, fee provision, and immediate right of appeal are necessary to deter harmful SLAPP suits. The Alliance commends the Uniform Law Commission’s work in creating this strong model law and encourage broad enactment at the state and federal level. The Alliance continues to support strong anti-SLAPP laws to protect news publishers. Read more.
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