Court Denies SLAPP Motion Against Scientist’s Libel Suit

The defendants filed separate, although similar, motions to dismiss. Lead counsel for National Review, Steptoe & Johnson partner Shannen Coffin, said they were "considering our options." Sam Kazman, general counsel for the Competitive Enterprise Institute, said an appeal was a "strong possibility." The organization is being represented by Baker & Hostetler; litigation partner David Rivkin Jr., declined to comment.