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Evan Mascagni, '11 on CBS This Morning re "SLAPP" Suits

Monday, July 22, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Joe Libertelli
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Evan Mascagni on CBS

Evan Mascagni, '11, Policy Director of the Public Participation Project, a public interest organization that fights "Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation" (SLAPPs), was the go-to expert for the nationally-broadcast CBS This Morning show on Monday, July 22, 2019.

"We're seeing a rise in individuals being sued for speaking out online," said Evan Mascagni, who works for the Public Participation Project. He says many lawsuits are designed simply to intimidate. They're called "SLAPP" lawsuits (for Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation).

"A SLAPP filer doesn't go to court to seek justice; they are just trying to silence or harass or intimidate a critic of theirs," Mascagni said.

Watch the show and/or read the full article on the CBS News website.

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