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Examiner Local Editorial: D.C. attorney general SLAPPs whistle-blower

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In 2010, D.C. passed the Anti-Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation Act. Council Judiciary Committee Chairman Phil Mendelson noted in a memo to council colleagues that thousands of citizens throughout the nation "have been sued into silence." Since the ultimate goal of SLAPP lawsuits is to use the long, costly legal battle as a weapon to punish and intimidate people for political...

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