Saturday, August 14, 2010

Mall cops violate free speech rights, California Court of Appeal rules

A state appellate court has declared that rules regulating talk among strangers at the Galleria at Roseville violate California Constitution free speech guarantees.

A Placer County judge earlier had thrown out the case, finding that the owner's rules of conduct pass constitutional muster.

But, in stark contrast, a three-judge panel of the 3rd District Court of Appeal declared this week in a 43-page opinion that "the rules are unconstitutional on their face" under the state constitution.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Placer County judge could not have been more wrong. Malls can be considered the new town square and in America free speech is still held among the dearest rights of all. Thought the Supremes had settled this decades ago.