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

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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

Updated Oregon Anti-SLAPP Law

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August 1, 2023   •  By IFS Staff   •  ,

Oregon's new anti-SLAPP law codifies the right to an immediate (interlocutory) appeal

Coalition Letter in Support of Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt’s Veto of House Bill 1236

May 26, 2023   •  By IFS staff   •  , ,

PDF of letter available here Dear Governor Stitt: The undersigned organizations, which represent a broad coalition across the political spectrum, thank you for vetoing ...

Free speech threatened if legislators override veto

May 23, 2023   •  By David Keating   •  ,

A bill that could soon become law, House Bill 1236, would undermine the Oklahoma Citizens Protection Act (OCPA). The OCPA created one of the ...

Opinion: Bill endangers the ability of Texans to speak freely

May 5, 2023   •  By David Keating   •  ,

Texans should take pride in the fact that their state has one of the strongest free-speech protections against frivolous lawsuits in the country.  Unfortunately, a bill currently ...

The Free Speech Indices and You

August 17, 2022   •  By Luke Wachob   •  , , , ,

For the past several years, the Institute for Free Speech research team has been hard at work assessing and comparing how political speech is ...

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