NOTE: The attached article is an updated version of the print edition, 9Dec2014.
California was the first state to find judicial acceptance of the notion that government may avail itself of anti-SLAPP protections against private citizens who petition for redress of grievances. It is the purpose of this article to explore the judicial entrenchment of such a misguided balancing of government interests against constitutional rights, and to illustrate why it is shortsighted and a very harmful misinterpretation of otherwise very worthy and beneficial statutes.
Steven J. Andre,
Anti-SLAPP Confabulation & the Government Speech Doctrine, 44 Golden Gate U. L. Rev. 117