Senate and Assembly Majorities Advance Anti-SLAPP Legislation to Protect Free Speech

Posted to Applied Web NY on Wed, 07/22/2020 - 15:39

Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie today announced the Senate and Assembly have passed legislation that offers legal protection to any individual or entity sued for exercising their free speech rights. A “Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation,” often referred to as a “SLAPP”, is a tactic often employed by powerful interests that involves initiating a frivolous lawsuit intended to silence free speech and public participation in our democratic process.

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