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Maine Enacts Stronger Anti-SLAPP Law
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Maine Enacts Stronger Anti-SLAPP Law

Maine has enacted stronger anti-SLAPP protections after passing a statute based on the Uniform Public Expression Protection Act (UPEPA), a model statute that provides some ... Read More
Celebrating 60 Years of Free Speech Thanks to This One Pivotal Supreme Court Case
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Celebrating 60 Years of Free Speech Thanks to This One Pivotal Supreme Court Case

This month, we celebrate the 60th anniversary of one of the most important Supreme Court cases – New York Times v. Sullivan – that significantly ... Read More
News/Media Alliance Joins Brief in Defense of Statutory Protections for Free Speech in D.C. Anti-SLAPP Act
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News/Media Alliance Joins Brief in Defense of Statutory Protections for Free Speech in D.C. Anti-SLAPP Act

On October 26, the Alliance joined a brief in Banks v. Hoffman, filed in the District of Columbia Court of Appeals ... Read More
Free Speech Week
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Free Speech Week

October 16-22, 2023 - Free Speech Week is nonpartisan, non-ideological event to raise awareness and celebrate the importance of free speech and a free press ... Read More
New Jersey Becomes 33rd State to Enact an Anti-SLAPP Law
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New Jersey Becomes 33rd State to Enact an Anti-SLAPP Law

On September 7th, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law S.2802/A.4393, to provide anti-SLAPP protections against lawsuits known as SLAPPs (short for strategic lawsuits ... Read More
Alliance Joins Brief Defending Netflix in Support of First Amendment Rights
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Alliance Joins Brief Defending Netflix in Support of First Amendment Rights

On June 7th, the Alliance joined a brief in Netflix v. Babin, filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, dealing ... Read More
303 Creative LLC v. Elenis
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303 Creative LLC v. Elenis

The Court navigates between free speech and Colorado’s Anti-Discrimination Act. The Supreme Court rules that Colorado cannot force a website designer to create designs against ... Read More
Counterman v. Colorado
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Counterman v. Colorado

The Supreme Court strengthens protections for journalists against charges of threat. For a threat prosecution, the government must prove that the speaker was intentionally reckless ... Read More
United States v. Hansen
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United States v. Hansen

The Supreme Court removes protections on speech “encouraging” illegal immigration. The ruling upholds a statute that allows for the criminal prosecution of speech considered as ... Read More
Jack Daniel’s Properties, Inc. v. VIP Products LLC
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Jack Daniel’s Properties, Inc. v. VIP Products LLC

The Supreme Court strengthens protections for trademark owners. Justices demonstrate that creative media does not receive preferential treatment in trademark use. Decided on June 8, ... Read More
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