Sierra Club lawyers say Andrews County's action amounts to a strategic lawsuit against public participation, or a SLAPP suit, which is illegal in Texas.
What does SLAPP stand for?
SLAPP stands for Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation
This definition appears very frequently and is found in the following Acronym Finder categories:
- Military and Government
- Organizations, NGOs, schools, universities, etc.
See other definitions of SLAPP
We have 5 other meanings of SLAPP in our Acronym Attic
- Superior Labral Anterior-Posterior
- Supplies Labels, Applies Promptly
- Supply Logistics Analysis Program
- System Level A Performance (specification)
- Src-Like Adapter Protein 2
- Src-Like-Adapter Protein 1
- Save Lives and Put A Helmet On
- Studies in Latin American Popular Culture (University of Arizona; Tucson, AZ)
- Secure Light Access Point Protocol (IETF)
- Sounds Like A Personal Problem
- Scanning Laser Angiography of the Peripapillary Choroid
- Spatial Variability of Land Surface Processes
- St. Lucia Animal Protection Society (est. 1998)
- State Level Action Plan Software
- Symmetrically Loaded Audio Passive System (Earthquake Sound Corp.; Menlo Park, CA)
- Saboted Light Armor Penetrator Tracer
- Superlinearized Augmented Plane Wave
- Surface Linearized Augmented Plane Wave
- School Library Association of Queensland
- Sri Lanka Association for Quality (Colombo, Sri Lanka)
Samples in periodicals archive:
Lead defendant Pohl-Zaretsky characterized the legal maneuver as a SLAPP, or Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation.
Wikipedia defines a strategic lawsuit against public participation as "one which is intended to censor, intimidate and silence critics by burdening them with the cost of a legal defense until they abandon their criticism or opposition.
The Briggs & Stratton action has been often referred to as a SLAPP suit, meaning a Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation, words that speak for themselves.
The newspaper lawsuit also alleges that the union's action is a SLAPP case -- a strategic lawsuit against public participation, intended to prevent citizens from exercising their political rights or to punish those who have done so.
Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation SLAPP stands for Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation.
In legal jargon, food disparagement suits are called SLAPPs, for Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation.
That's a suit filed under provisions of the Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation statute enacted in 1992 that allows for a motion to strike a complaint that arises from conduct that falls within the rights of petition and free speech.