Against long odds, the California Supreme Court has granted my Petition for Review. We are asking the high court to vacate the LA Times’ abusive anti-SLAPP motion against me as granted by the two lower courts. The successful Petition was drafted by my attorneys Jeff Lewis and Roger Lowenstein.
Breaking precedent where newspapers are usually on the side of free speech, seven First Amendment organizations issued amicus briefs against the Times and its billionaire owner, Dr. Pat Soon-Shiong. These groups are:
Association of American Editorial Cartoonists
Cartoonists Rights Network International
Comic Book Legal Defense Fund
Index on Censorship (UK)
National Coalition Against Censorship
National Writers Union
above: John Curtis drawing for Ted Rall
More from Ted:
No one knows how the California Supreme Court will rule, but generally speaking they don’t agree to hear appeals from the Court of Appeal unless they believe something has gone seriously wrong and needs to be addressed.
I have gone from believing that my case was almost lost to believing that we will probably win, and then go to trial where I will finally have my case heard by a jury.
Thank you so much to those of you who always stuck by me and believed in my case. I will never forget you; I will always be there for you. Thank you.