Amid candidacy, Trump faces questions over 'Trump University'

PPP Policy Director Evan Mascagni was quoted in a new article about an ongoing legal dispute involving Trump University:

“Trump’s team also filed a counterclaim against Makaeff, accusing her of defamation.

Makaeff responded by filing something called an anti-SLAPP motion, the details of which were described in a blog post by Evan Mascagni, Policy Director of the Public Participation Project.

SLAPP, Mascagni explained to Sinclair stands for Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation.

“It’s basically a lawsuit brought to silence a critic,” Mascagni explained. Opposed to going to court to seek justice, the person bringing the SLAPP attempts to drown the critic in legal fees.

In states without anti-SLAPP laws, Mascagni explained, SLAPPs can be effective because they can get people caught up in the legal process.

“Even a merit-less lawsuit can take years and many thousands of dollars to defend against.”

Read the full article here.