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Again, thanks kindly to everyone who is extending generous support. The battle is being waged for the right to criticize those connected to power in Hoboken and as one pundit noted, this political attack on speech in the Mile Square comes with big elections ahead.
This in the end this is about seeking to silence voices exposing the Old Guard and its adherents.
|The First Amendment says government shall not infringe on the freedom of speech. |
In Hoboken, speech is under attack leading into election season. That's no coincidence.
Our society has sadly become litigious and it was at a City Council meeting where former Corporation Counsel Michael Kates, an ethics and municipal government expert marveled at the extent of litigation directed at the City of Hoboken.
At $2 million, this SLAPP would fit right in with the City.
MSV in operation for more than three years never foresaw becoming party to a SLAPP - Strategic Litigation Against Public Participation but we're not alone. In this case, we are simply one of 12 with the threat made of more being added.
As a result, we're forced to reach out to the community for assistance and announce the Hoboken Free Speech Legal Defense Fund, a non-tax deductible entity to mount a rigorous defense.
Please make out the check or money order to the Hoboken Free Speech Legal Defense Fund.
Thank you kindly in advance for any and all support!