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As Donald Trump Ramps Up Threats To Sue Newspapers, A Reminder Of Why We Need Free Speech Protections

Just last week, we discussed Donald Trump's ridiculous and almost instinctual reaction to threaten to sue the media any time they write something about him that he dislikes. That's now how defamation law works, and Trump should know since he's sued for defamation a few times in the past, and lost. Of course, Trump has also flat out admitted that he sometimes sues for defamation just to cost opponents money, which is the classic definition of a SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation) lawsuit.
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