Washington Post Fights Reporter’s Discrimination Suit

From a story on politico.com by Josh Gerstein headlined “Washington Post wields speech-protection law to fight reporter’s discrimination suit”:

The Washington Post is wielding a law aimed at protecting free and open debate on public controversies to throw out a lawsuit brought by one of its own reporters claiming she was discriminated against because of her status as a sexual assault victim.

A District of Columbia Superior Court judge conducted hourlong arguments Friday on the Post’s unusual bid to use a district statute known as the anti-SLAPP law to dismiss the case filed last July by writer Felicia Sonmez over the newspaper’s decision to block her from covering sexual-assault-related stories.