Lawsuits meant to silence critics

Ontario is being urged to tackle the problem. “The thing about SLAPPs is they are very effective. They are so effective that you never hear about them, because, the whole thing about them is, they are trying to shut people up,” said an environmentalist who favors broader protection for speech. [The Globe and Mail]

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  • Remember when SLAPPs were so novel you absolutely had to define the term?