Blocking Public Participation
The Use of Strategic Litigation to Silence Political Expression

Sheldrick, Byron
Publisher:  Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Date Written:  01/02/2014
Year Published:  2014  
ISBN:  978-1-55458-929-6
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX17964

Examines the different types of litigation and causes of action that frequently form the basis of SLAPPs (Strategic Litigation Against Public Participation), and how these lawsuits transform political disputes into legal cases, thereby blocking political engagement.

Abstract: 
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Table of Contents:

Acknowledgements

Chapter 1: SLAPPs: Courts, Democracy, and Participation

Chapter 2: SLAPPS: Balancing Law and Democracy

Chapter 3: SLAPPs in Canada

Chapter 4: SLAPPs Come to Parliament

Chapter 5: The Regulation of SLAPPs

Chapter 6: Resisting and Defending against SLAPPs

Chapter 7: Final Thoughts

Appendix: Legal Resources

Notes

Works Cited

Index

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