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New legislation would Imperil Texas Anti-SLAPP Law

The 2019 session of the Texas legislature could prove damaging to public participation and media coverage. Texas legislature is currently considering legislation (House Bill 2730 and Senate Bill 2162) that could facilitate harassing, meritless lawsuits on independent journalism and facilitate using the courts to threaten the public’s right to speak freely on public issues. The legislation would make it easier to drag a media outlet, journalist or outspoken citizen further through the court system.

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