NFL Team Owner Attacks Anti-SLAPP Law In Libel Suit

Law360, New York (August 3, 2011, 5:38 PM EDT) -- Washington's new anti-SLAPP law, which the weekly Washington City Paper has invoked as a defense in a libel suit brought by Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder, is unconstitutional, Snyder argued in a D.C. court filing Monday.

The law, passed by the Council of the District of Columbia in December, bars strategic suits against public participation, meaning litigation that seeks to deter people from participating in public debate. Snyder argues that the law is unconstitutional because the council did not have the authority to enact it....
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