Congress Needs to Enact a Federal Anti-SLAPP Statute


Jason D. Russell Adam K. Lloyd Or-el Vaknin

Partner Jason Russell, counsel Adam Lloyd and associate Or-el Vaknin look at statutes meant to prevent individuals or entities from filing strategic lawsuits against public participation, or SLAPPs. The authors highlight why such statutes are necessary, discuss incongruity among anti-SLAPP laws in various states and explain the need for a federal anti-SLAPP statute to ensure that free speech and petitioning rights are uniformly protected nationwide in federal court.