Congress Takes On SLAPPs — SPEAK Free Act of 2015 (H.R. 2304)

In May 2015, Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX) introduced the SPEAK Free Act (H.R. 2304) in Congress, a bill to end SLAPPs. The legislation received 32 co-sponsors, as well as support from across civil society. Although it did not advance, the bill remains an important reminder that bipartisan support exists for federal anti-SLAPP legislation.