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NC gets an “F” for failing to protect citizens from speech-suppressing lawsuits

Nov. 6. North Carolina is one of17 states without a law protecting against costly, meritless, speech-suppressing lawsuits, earning it an “F” grade from the Institute for Free Speech (IFP). IFP’s new Anti-SLAPP Report Card ranks states on the basis of legal protections against “strategic litigation against public participation.” Background Beneficiaries of robust anti-SLAPP laws have […]