Appellate judge issues decision on Boulder defamation lawsuit

Boulder Daily Camera: A judge on the Colorado Court of Appeals issued a decision Thursday on a high-profile defamation lawsuit that parties have said may have consequences for free speech.

Steven Rosenblum filed the original 2021 lawsuit in Boulder District Court, claiming that a number of local political organizers conspired to defame him while he campaigned for a seat on Boulder City Council that fall.

Attorneys on behalf of the organizers have argued the lawsuit was meant to silence Rosenblum’s adversaries, and they filed a special motion to dismiss the case based on a 2019 Colorado law targeting strategic lawsuits against public participation, or SLAPP suits. However, the Boulder District Court denied the motion to dismiss the lawsuit, and the case went to the state Court of Appeals in March 2022.

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