#209 – Lawsuits that have chilling effect on free speech

There’s getting slapped with a lawsuit, and then there’s getting hit with a SLAPP lawsuit. Strategic lawsuits against public participation, or SLAPP, “are designed to keep people quiet,” says Kevin Goldberg, legal adviser for the Association of Alternative Newsmedia and the American Society of Newspaper Editors. “It’s a use of the legal system to put … Continue reading #209 – Lawsuits that have chilling effect on free speech