Amicus brief of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press in Support of CEI and NR

The Washington Post and 18 other major press entities filed an amicus brief supporting defendants’ right to immediately appeal the case. As explained in the brief, media organizations have an interest in ensuring anti-SLAPP statutes remain effective tools in protecting free speech.

The amicus parties are: The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, Advance Publications, Inc., Allbritton Communications Company, American Society of News Editors, Association of Alternative Newsmedia, Dow Jones & Company, Inc., The E.W, Scripps Company, First Amendment Coalition, The McClatchy Company, The National Press Club, NJational Press Photographers Association, NBC Universal Media, LLC, News Corp, Newspaper Association of America, Online News Association, POLITICO LLC, Society of Professional Journalists, Time Inc., Tribune Company, and The Washington Post.