Should a deputy sheriff be barred by his boss from writing letters to the editor of the local paper with his strong and unorthodox views on criminal justice? That’s the question raised in a new First Amendment lawsuit filed in federal court in San Francisco, reports Amy Gittelsohn for the Trinity Journal. The plaintiff, for example, is critical of the war on drugs and thinks jury nullification has its merits.
INFORMATION: SB 999 (La Malfa) would eliminate the current two year statute of limitations to bring a damages lawsuit for the unauthorized commercial use of a person’s name, signature, photograph, or likeness when the unauthorized use was on the Internet, permitting such actions at any time after the use, even if it has been discontinued.
INFORMATION: AB 1270 (Ammiano) would restore the ability of journalists to conduct prearranged interviews and exchange confidential correspondence with particular state prison inmates, and to do so using pens, pencils, paper, cameras and other recording devices when conducting these interviews.