Attorneys presented arguments at the Wyoming Supreme Court in a defamation case between the former state superintendent of public instruction and a state lawmaker who ran unsuccessfully for U.S. Congress.
A judge dismissed former state Superintendent’s defamation lawsuit against a onetime state representative, and called the comments at the center of the case “the exact type of statements the First Amendment was intending to protect.”
A Wyoming man requested to dismiss a lawsuit the Wyoming Lottery Corp. filed against him for allegedly trying to sabotage the corporation’s relationship with national lottery organizations. The man called the lawsuit a “SLAPP” suit.
In 2001, a group of environmental advocates took out an ad in the New York Times entitled “Global Warming-How Will It End?” The ad highlighted the causes, potential impacts and possible solutions to global warming and mentioned coal as a cause of climate change.