The ACORN Suit and Maryland's Narrow Anti-SLAPP Law

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  1. Mike says:

    Don't you love it when you give a thoughtful analysis of an interesting legal issue…And get ZERO comments!?

  2. Ken says:

    I'm used to it. I labor for hours over posts that sink quietly into obscurity, and barf up a thirty-second one-off that generates years of hits.

  3. Jdog says:

    Hey, I thought it was interesting. I just didn't have anything of importance or potential amusement to add, so I — uncharacteristcally — went on my merry.

  4. Mike says:

    I still get 100 hits a week for Kenny Glenn, cat abuser. And another 100 or so for David Motari, the dog-killing Marine.

    Both were bullshit "stories" that I broke by reading a site populated by 4Chan Btards. Both led to record days of traffic and comments.

  5. Whitehall says:

    Seems to me that no Maryland judge would want anything to do with ACORN's suit. Having ACORN prevail risks the condemnation of the country's citizenry.

    Why risk becoming the next Judge Ito?

    The safest course is to kick it up to the federal level if at all possible.

  6. Mike says:

    As a hilarious footnote: It was the Maryland Chamber of Commerce that kept trying to block an anti-SLAPP law; and they are the ones who neutered the one that passed.

    I thought, according to the Chamber of Commerce, that were too many frivolous lawsuits!

    Well then…Let's dismiss the frivolous ones early one, shall we?

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