A Trifecta Of 1st-Amendment Advances In Texas

Law360, New York (July 29, 2013, 9:19 AM EDT) -- Over the last three legislative sessions, newsrooms have gained significantly greater protections under Texas law.[1]

On May 13, 2009, Texas became the 37th state to enact a reporter’s privilege protecting sources and information gathered during the newsgathering process. During the next legislative session, the Texas legislature joined 27 other states in adopting a statute designed to prevent so-called strategic lawsuits against public participation, aimed at providing a mechanism for early dismissal of meritless lawsuits brought against those who exercise their free speech rights. And, finally, this...
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