so far the discussion has approached slapps as a legislative problem . . .
another way to approach slapps is as a collective good problem . . .
the way that persons interested in civil liberties dealt with the many small threats to civil liberties around the country was to form the american civil liberties union . . . it is my understanding that local and state chapters can call upon the resources of the national organization to oppose local threats to civil liberties . . .
one thing that is distinctive about the environmental movement, both at the national and at the state level, is that it is highly fractionated into many small organizations . . . if the environmental movement were to agree that slapps are one of its biggest problems, then environmental organizations could all contribute some fraction of their annual income to a u.s. environmental rights organization that would have sufficient financial resources to combat slapps . . .
craig k harris
department of sociology
michigan agricultural experiment station
kellogg biological station longterm ecological research project
national food safety and toxicology center
institute for food and agricultural standards
food safety policy center
michigan state university
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of David Holtz
Sent: Saturday, September 02, 2006 4:01 PM
To: enviro Mich
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Anne Woiwode wrote:Things are actually slightly better than this would suggest. Michigan court rule 2.114 includes this