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This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: Preface1. The Onslaught of SLAPPsCases in Point -The Definition: What Are "SLAPPs"? -The Process: How SLAPPs work -Why Not SLAPPs? Sympathy for Filers>p>2. The Constitution's Great Safeguard: The Right to PetitionThe Theory Behind "Open Government" -The Supreme Court and the Fact Quagmire -The Noerr-Pennington Doctrine and the "Sham" Exception -The Omni Case: A Success Model -SLAPPs: More than a "Legal" Problem>p>3. Real Estate SLAPPs: Developers, Land Use, and Growth Turning Up the HeatA Classic Real Estate Developer SLAPP -A Rash of SLAPPs -Repeat Players and Developers' Motives -A Protective Precedent>p>4. The Ultimate SLAPP: Public Servants Turning on the TaxpayersThe Police SLAPP -The School SLAPP -The Public Official SLAPP>p>5. Eco-SLAPPs: Turning the Tables on the Environmental MovementSLAPPs in the Wilderness -"Pollution Buster" SLAPPs -Animal Rights and Wrongs>p>6. "Not in My Backyard" SLAPPs: Care Homes, Landfills, and Other "LULUs" Turning Up on Our DoorstepsThe Least Objectionable LULUs -More Objectionable LULUs -The Most Objectionable LULUs -The Spreading Spectrum and the Solution>p>7. Rights SLAPPs: Turning Against Consumers', Workers', Women's.and Your RightsThe Caveat Emptor SLAPP -What Rights Are Left?>p>8. Judicial Cures: Managing the SLAPPManaging SLAPPs Before They Happen -Managing SLAPPs as Soon as They Happen -Managing SLAPPs in Court>p>9. Judicial Cures: Managing the SLAPPbackThe Birth and Growth of SLAPPbacks -The Legal Grounds for SLAPPbacks>p>10. Anti-SLAPP Legislation and Other CuresThe Legislative Cure: "Anti-SLAPP Laws" -A Model Anti-SLAPP Bill -Executive Branch Contributions>p>Appendix: The SLAPPs Study Methods and Findings: A Conflict Between Democracy and CapitalismThe Study Methodology -The Study Findings>p>NotesIndex. Buchnummer des Verkäufers

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Inhaltsangabe: In a democracy that for over 200 years has prided itself on public participation and citizen involvement in government, thousands have been and will be the targets of multi-million-dollar lawsuits. They will be sued for such "all-American" activities as circulating a petition, writing a letter to the editor, testifying at a public hearing, reporting violations of the law, filing an official complaint, lobbying for legislation, or otherwise communicating their views. Such cases, named "Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation," with their apropos acronym, SLAPPs, are a shocking abuse of one of our most basic political rights - the Right to Petition. So extensive and grievous is the phenomenon that Justice Nicholas Colabella remarked, "Short of a gun to the head, a greater threat to First Amendment expression can scarcely be imagined." George W. Pring and Penelope Canan explore the full range of SLAPP stories in this first study of SLAPPs - retaliatory lawsuits by real estate developers; teachers; police; politicians; opponents of civil rights; consumers' rights; women's rights; and many others. This comprehensive book examines what happens to the targets of SLAPPs and what is happening to public participation in American politics. Addressing the ultimate dilemma - what can be done to turn the tables and fight back - Pring and Canan offer concrete, well-supported, balanced solutions for preventing, managing, and curing SLAPPs at all levels of government. Author note: George W. Pring is Professor of Law at the University of Denver. Penelope Canan is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Denver. They are the co-directors of the Political Litigation Project at the University of Denver.

Vom Verlag: The first book to explain, document, and offer solutions to SLAPPS, by the lawyers who identified the trend and lead the battle cry against it

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