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State Supreme Court Strikes Down Washington’s Anti-SLAPP Statute

State Supreme Court Strikes Down Washington’s Anti-SLAPP Statute

DWT Media Law July 30, 2015 Comments Off on State Supreme Court Strikes Down Washington’s Anti-SLAPP Statute

By Bruce E. H. Johnson, Eric M. Stahl, and Ambika Kumar Doran The Washington Supreme Court in May struck down that state’s 2010 anti-SLAPP statute, holding in a unanimous opinion that the law violates

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The 9th Circuit Rights the Balance Between Copyright Law and the First Amendment

The 9th Circuit Rights the Balance Between Copyright Law and the First Amendment

DWT Media Law July 22, 2015 Comments Off on The 9th Circuit Rights the Balance Between Copyright Law and the First Amendment

By Brendan Charney, Dan Laidman, and Kelli L. Sager The 9th Circuit has dissolved a sweeping preliminary injunction that had ordered Google to take down copies of “Innocence of Muslims,” an anti-Islam film trailer that

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Elonis v. United States: So What’s a True Threat?

Elonis v. United States: So What’s a True Threat?

DWT Media Law July 21, 2015 Comments Off on Elonis v. United States: So What’s a True Threat?

By Diana Palacios The Supreme Court has skirted a difficult question once again, leaving everyone to wonder what constitutes a “true threat” under the First Amendment. In Elonis v. United States, 575 U.S. ___

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Wake-Up Call: 2nd Circuit Declares NSA’s Mass Telephone Surveillance Program Illegal, Then Weighs Whether Claims are Moot in Light of Later Development

Wake-Up Call: 2nd Circuit Declares NSA’s Mass Telephone Surveillance Program Illegal, Then Weighs Whether Claims are Moot in Light of Later Development

DWT Media Law June 6, 2015 Comments Off on Wake-Up Call: 2nd Circuit Declares NSA’s Mass Telephone Surveillance Program Illegal, Then Weighs Whether Claims are Moot in Light of Later Development

By Lance Koonce and Bryan Thompson Whatever your opinion of Edward Snowden, the shockwaves from his leaks of classified material have continued to roil all three branches of the federal government. The latest wave

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Landmark Open Internet Order Released by FCC

Landmark Open Internet Order Released by FCC

DWT Media Law June 3, 2015 Comments Off on Landmark Open Internet Order Released by FCC

By Christopher Savage, Paul Glist, Wesley Heppler, K.C. Halm, and T. Scott Thompson On February 26, 2015, the FCC voted to approve new Open Internet (or Net Neutrality) rules (on a 3-2 party line

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