Updates to the Anti-SLAPP Report Card

April 18, 2024   •  By IFS Staff   •  ,

NOTE: This blog post will provide updates on the states that have improved existing anti-SLAPP laws since the November 2023 publication of our Anti-SLAPP Report ...

Commentary: Bill would correct a glaring weakness in SC’s free speech protections

March 10, 2024   •  By David Keating   •  ,

South Carolina currently provides no protection against a key threat to free speech: strategic lawsuits against public participation, or “SLAPPs.”

Protecting Free Speech in West Virginia

February 16, 2024   •  By David Keating   •  , ,

Current West Virginia law provides no SLAPP protection whatsoever for speakers who comment on any matter of public concern.

Lawmakers should protect free speech in Pennsylvania and pass the Anti-SLAPP bill

January 31, 2024   •  By David Keating   •  , ,

State lawmakers have a golden opportunity to strengthen free speech for all Pennsylvanians this year.

Protect Free Speech Against Lawsuits

January 13, 2024   •  By David Keating   •  , ,

What can Michigan do to improve free-speech protections for its citizens?

Idaho is one of the last states without an anti-SLAPP law. It’s time to change that

December 5, 2023   •  By David Keating   •  ,

Unfortunately, as the Institute for Free Speech’s new 2023 Anti-SLAPP Report Card highlights, Idaho is one of a dwindling number of states without vital ...

Report: Most Americans Now Have Good Free Speech Protection against Frivolous Lawsuits

November 2, 2023   •  By IFS Staff   •  ,

The new Institute for Free Speech report analyzes each state’s laws, showing a positive trend but cautioning that many states still fail to adequately ...

LTE: Protect speech

September 28, 2023   •  By David Keating   •  ,

The rich shouldn’t be able to weaponize frivolous litigation to stifle speech — and Pennsylvania lawmakers have an opportunity to ensure they can’t.

NJ flips to strongly protecting free speech from lawsuits

September 28, 2023   •  By David Keating   •  ,

Gov. Phil Murphy recently signed a new law — passed unanimously by both houses of the legislature — that strengthens the free speech rights ...

Institute for Free Speech Hails New Jersey Becoming 33rd State with an Anti-SLAPP Law

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September 8, 2023   •  By IFS Staff   •  ,

The new law will protect against frivolous lawsuits targeting speech

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