The Protect the Protest task force is working to end SLAPPs, so that individuals and organizations working in the public interest can continue exercise their First Amendment rights. Learn more about our recent work below.
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Ben Paynter reports in Fast Company on the launch of the Protect the Protest task force. Strategic lawsuits against public participation (SLAPPs) often involve a power imbalance, in which a wealthy corporation or individual attempts
David Ruiz describes how the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has worked to tackle SLAPPs, and how the Protect the Protest task force will help. Ruiz said, “EFF feels right at home in Protect the Protest.
A Manhattan judge has denied an effort by agribusiness giant Monsanto to subpoena communications and privacy data from the campaigning group Avaaz. In issuing his decision, Judge Slomo Hagler said, “The subpoena itself would send
Federal Court Dismisses Pipeline Corporation’s Lawsuit Against the Earth First! Environmental Movement
On August 23, 2018, a federal court in North Dakota dismissed the SLAPP brought by Energy Transfer Partners (ETP), the corporation behind the Dakota Access Pipeline, against the Earth First! Environmental movement. The Center for