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JULY 7, 2011 Texas Anti-SLAPP Bill Becomes Law
Texas joins 26 other states in passing legislation that supports a defendant’s defense of freedom of speech in civil lawsuits. The “Citizens Participation Act (HB 2973) , provides protections for individuals targeted with strategic lawsuits against public participation (anti-SLAPP). 3)the right of association.
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JULY 7, 2011 “Thou shalt condemn prostitution” struck down
The U.S. government mandated that if a group wanted to get funding to combat HIV/AIDS, well then that group could not use any funds “to promote or advocate the legalization or practice of prostitution or sex trafficking. Further, it imposed the following policy requirement: No funds made available to carry out this Act. [.]. First Amendmen
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MEDIA LAW PROF BLOG The End of the News of the World
| THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2011
James Murdoch has announced that Sunday, July 11th, will be the last day for publication of the tabloid News of the World. Below is his statement as he delivered it. I have important things to say about the News of MORE >>
- David Bergstein Grilled for Three Hours in U.S. Trustee's Office
Alex Ben Block The beleaguered film financier avoided answering most questions but did become defiant over one query. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business David Bergstein Ronald Tutor MORE >>
THE LEGAL SATYRICON Why was this written?
| THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2011
DeVoy The Buffalo News: “Abandoned Cat Loses Weight, Gains Confidence“ Who knew that cats and teenage girls had so much in common – and that it took more than 1,000 words to say. like the Buffalo news and will still read it in the future. But one need not look much farther than [.]. MORE >>
- Appeals Court Tosses Controversial Media Cross-Ownership Allowance
Eriq Gardner Third Circuit tells FCC to consider how to encourage minority ownership in the media read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business MORE >>
- Judge Rejects Fraud Claim in HFPA Lawsuit Against Former Publicist
Alex Ben Block But the breach of contract countersuit against Michael Russell can move forward, and the fraud claim can be refiled in 20 days with more specific allegations. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business MORE >>
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