Friday, April 01, 2011
A SLAPP, or “strategic lawsuit against public participation,” is a little known but widespread threat to the First Amendment. SLAPPs are meritless suits brought by companies, individuals and sometimes the government, not to win, but to silence critics. Congress is now considering federal anti-SLAPP legislation. In this piece that first aired last year, OTM producer Nazanin Rafsanjani looks into SLAPPs.
Sorry With A SongArtist: John T. Pearson