Thursday, June 27, 2013

Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Reinstates Caveman Blogger's First Amendment Challenge

At the Institute for Justice, "Free Speech Victory."
The decision reverses a previous ruling by a federal district judge that had dismissed Cooksey’s case, reasoning that advice is not protected speech and hence Cooksey had suffered no injury to his First Amendment rights.

“This decision will help ensure that the courthouse doors remain open to speakers whose rights are threatened by overreaching government” said Institute for Justice Senior Attorney Jeff Rowes. “In America, citizens don’t have to wait until they are fined or thrown in jail before they are allowed to challenge government action that chills their speech.”
The dude dispenses "paleo-style" dietary advice on his blog.

Amazing what's threatening to the permanent political class, via Instapundit.