New Kentucky Law to Protect Speech

Idea Category: Defending Democracy

Recently, NewDEAL Leader Representative Nima Kulkarni’s bipartisan Kentucky Uniform Public Expression Protection Act was signed into law by Governor Beshear. The bill seeks to prevent wealthy businesses or individuals from filing frivolous lawsuits aimed at intimidating or silencing critics through the long and costly court process. The new law establishes a framework through which judges can determine whether a suit is being brought in bad faith, and it allows defendants to dismiss cases more quickly. “At its core, this bill safeguards First Amendment rights in our courts and makes sure that everyone gets a fair and expeditious day in court,” Representative Kulkarni said. Read more about the bipartisan bill here.

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