First Amendment Crushes California’s ‘Anti-Misinformation’ Law

Attempts by radical Democrats to enforce a dystopian “anti-misinformation” law in California have been shot down after falling foul of the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.

Mounting lawsuits against the state over the anti-free speech agenda have now eventually resulted in the law being repealed.

The hotly debated law sought to muzzle and punish physicians offering Covid advice to their patients that contradicts the mainstream narrative on treatments.

The bill was initially enacted in September 2022 and implemented in January after being signed into law by Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom.

However, legal action has now brought the law to an abrupt halt.

The law intended to classify Covid “misinformation” as misconduct in the medical profession.

It authorizes the Medical Board of California to revoke the licenses of healthcare providers deviating from the prevailing scientific viewpoints.

Though a federal judge brought the controversial rule to a standstill almost immediately after its enforcement, the extent of its actual application remains nebulous.

Gov. Newsom offered no remarks upon signing a Senate bill to negate the contentious section of the Business and Professions Code.

The repeal should be finalized in January, precisely one year after the initial law rolled out.

The first lawsuit was initiated in California’s Central District by the Liberty Justice Center soon after Newsom rolled out the new law.

In the lawsuit, two doctors alleged that the new rule infringed on their constitutional right to free speech and scientific inquiry’s fundamental nature.

The doctors expressed deeply felt reactions to their victory.

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In response to the law bing repealed, Jacob Huebert, president of the Liberty Justice Center, wrote in a statement:

“We’re glad California repealed this bill before it could spread to other states, and we’re proud to have defended our clients’ First Amendment rights.”

Meanwhile, Twitter/X has come under new threats of being blocked in Europe over claims the platform is spreading so-called “misinformation,” as Slay News reported earlier.

European Union (EU) Commissioner Thierry Breton, an unelected bureaucrat who wields disturbing powers to censor the taxpaying public of sovereign nations, wrote the letter to X boss Elon Musk with a list of demands.

Breton ordered Musk to deliver a “prompt, accurate, and complete response” to “relevant law enforcement agencies” within 24 hours.

He warned Musk that “your platform is being used to disseminate illegal content and disinformation in the EU.”

Breton further warned Musk that if he fails to comply, “penalties can be imposed.”

Musk fired back at the unelected Eurocrat over the claims.

Musk responded by demanding specific details rather than empty claims.

He asked Breton to “list the violations you allude to on X so that the public can see them.”

Breton didn’t respond to the request.

READ MORE: WHO ‘Pandemic Treaty’ Negotiator Demands Sweeping Censorship Powers: ‘Misinformation’ Is a ‘Serious Health Threat’

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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