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Rakofsky v. the Internet

Joseph Rakofsky's murder-defense mistrial received a great deal of Internet attention when bloggers discussed a Washington Post story detailing the judge's criticism of Rakovsky's performance. Now Rakofsky has found an attorney, Richard Borzouye, willing to sue several dozen bloggers who reported on the story, including Eric Turkewitz, who is not remotely impressed. Neither is Scott Greenfield.

In my mind, any attorney who files an abusive complaint like this should be disbarred as a danger to society. It certainly presents a reason for stronger anti-SLAPP laws. Walter Olson reports on one such effort in Texas.

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Isaac Gorodetski
Project Manager,
Center for Legal Policy at the
Manhattan Institute

Katherine Lazarski
Press Officer,
Manhattan Institute


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