ACLU Opposes Defamation Lawsuit

The ACLU filed a response to a suit against Jonathan Daly-LaBelle, of South Kingston, Rhode Island, according to the ACLU article. Daly-LaBelle circulated flyers, based on news reports, regarding Andrew Bilodeau, a candidate in a close race. Bilodeau filed suit claiming defamation.

The ACLU asked that the lawsuit be dismissed and that Daly-Labelle be compensated under the state’s anti-SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation) statute. The ACLU says that the lawsuit was intended to discourage Daly-LaBelle from exercising his right to free speech.

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