9th Cir. on punishing allegations of police misconduct
Prof. Volokh, on his Conspiracy, has an interesting comment on a recent 9th Circuit decision that may well go to the Supremes.
The 9th struck down a California law that penalized filing of false complaints against law enforcement, on the ground that it imposed no such penalties for false statements supporting law enforcement. They found it a restriction on freedom of expression that was not content-neutral.
First time in quite a while that I find myself agreeing with the 9th Circuit.