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November 07, 2005

Ninth Circuit Tosses Out Convictions For Making False Charges Against The Police

The rationale? Because the law in question doesn't penalize making false statements in support of the police.

So it, giggle, discriminates on the basis of, chuckle, viewpoint.

Errrm... as far as I know there is no civil action for making positive but false statements about someone.*

* Okay, well, there's something called "false light" which is either a sort of libel or invasion of privacy, forget which, which can get ya for making false-but-not-defamatory statements about someone. But there still has to be some damage to someone's reputation or privacy. You can't just sue someone for saying you saved eight men during a stormy climb up Mount Everest.

A jackass rationale from a jackass cicruit.


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