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Washington

Washington passed anti-SLAPP legislation in 2010. However, the Supreme Court of Washington found the statute unconstitutional in Davis v. Cox, 351 P.3d 862, 864 (Wash. 2015), abrogated on other grounds by Maytown Sand & Gravel, LLC v. Thurston Cty., 423 P.3d 223 (2018). The court reasoned that granting judges the authority to rule on factual questions in non-frivolous claims violated the right to a trial by jury under the state’s constitution. Id.