"Few people might care about the rough and tumble politics of a little town in Hudson County, but bloggers across the country celebrate Roman Brice and Nancy Pincus as First Amendment superstars and protectors of cyber-speech.
The Court’s decision sends a strong message to public figures who may seek to use a defamation claim to silence their political foes. It also signals that courts are beginning to consistently apply First Amendment Protections to new media, such as blogs, message boards, and social media.
“Plaintiffs were limited public figures who manipulated their attorney to perpetrate and perpetuate a SLAPP-suit disguised as a defamation case involving weighty issues of constitutionally First Amendment political speech,” Judge Arre stated."
-Donald Scarinci, PolitickerNJ- July 29, 2015