The Protect the Protest task force is working to end SLAPPs, so that individuals and organizations working in the public interest can continue exercise their First Amendment rights. Learn more about our recent work below.
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WASHINGTON, DC, October 18, 2018 — A new Greenpeace USA report “Still Too Far: Energy Transfer Continues to Display Concerning Corporate Behavior” compiles recent evidence that the pipeline company is still aggressively trying to silence
Valentina Stackl of EarthRights International discusses the pervasive use of SLAPPs against #MeToo survivors. Stackl writes, “As #MeToo survivors bravely share their experiences of sexual assault and intimate partner violence, they endure criticism, threats, and
On August 3, 2018, a federal court blocked Energy Transfer Partners, developer of the Dakota Access Pipeline, from continuing a SLAPP against the Earth First! Movement. The court rejected the company’s allegations as factually unsupported.
Court Dismisses Frivolous and “Dangerously Broad” Lawsuit Against NGO BankTrack for Opposing Dakota Access Pipeline
On July 25, 2018, a federal court dismissed a SLAPP lawsuit by developers of the Dakota Access Pipeline against BankTrack, a human rights and environmental NGO dedicated to ensuring that private banks engage in sustainable financing.