DC Circ. Questions Denial Of Breitbart Anti-SLAPP Motion

Law360, New York (February 7, 2012, 4:38 PM EST) -- The D.C. Circuit on Monday ordered a lower court to explain the reasoning behind its denial of conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart’s motion to dismiss former U.S. official Shirley Sherrod's defamation suit based on Washington's Anti-Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation statute.

The D.C. Circuit further ordered that consideration of the motion for dismissal or for summary affirmance be deferred pending further order of the court.

The three-person panel of U.S. Circuit Judges Judith W. Rogers, Merrick B. Garland and Janice Rogers Brown also ruled that nonprofit consumer...
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