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Lawsuits turn spotlight on anti-SLAPP law (access required)

A California congressman and his multiple libel lawsuits in Virginia courts have triggered a nationwide explosion of satire while increasing pressure to beef up a Virginia law designed to discourage baseless defamation actions. Free speech advocates say Virginia has one of the weakest anti-SLAPP statutes in the nation. SLAPP stands for “strategic lawsuit against public participation.” ...