A post at The Washington Post’s Volokh Conspiracy reinforces a point we made yesterday about the 9th Circuit’s ruling against California’s attempt to criminalize the internet for registered offenders: Rulings like this one will protect the free anonymous speech of the next group targeted by politicians’ fear-mongering. Here’s an excerpt from the post: Convicted sex offendersContinue reading “Washington Post on Court Victory / Minneapolis Star-Tribune on Horrific Confinement Program”
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9th Circuit Court Rules Against California’s Attempt to Criminalize Internet Use by Registered Citizens
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled against the State of California’s attempt to criminalize internet use by registered citizens. The ruling issued Tuesday, November 18, 2014, affirms an earlier district court ruling in Doe v. Harris, a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Northern California and the Electronic FrontierContinue reading “9th Circuit Court Rules Against California’s Attempt to Criminalize Internet Use by Registered Citizens”
Nebraska Supreme Court Breathes Some Life Into the Constitution
In upholding an “ex post facto” legal challenge by a former sex offender, the Nebraska Supreme Court is likely to stir some anger. But the high court should be applauded for upholding the U.S. Constitution’s prohibition on adding new punishments for previously adjudicated crimes. Why the anger? The person who won the ruling committed aContinue reading “Nebraska Supreme Court Breathes Some Life Into the Constitution”
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