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Protect the Protest Task Force Launches With A Promise: An Attack On One Is An Attack On All

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Protect the Protest Task Force Launches With A Promise: An Attack On One Is An Attack On All

By Jana Morgan

For decades, powerful interests have attempted to intimidate and silence public watchdogs, journalists, and advocacy groups by filing meritless lawsuits. This repressive tactic — called “Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation” (SLAPPs) — is an abuse of the court system and a violation of the First Amendment rights of those who speak truth to power. Weave News contributor Jana Morgan announces a new initiative designed to push back.

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