Supreme Court Hears OC Case
The California State Supreme Court will soon be issuing a ruling on a free speech case that originated on Balboa Island.
Long story short, it addresses a “prior restraint” order in which a judge told a Balboa woman that she was not allowed to say certain defamatory things about a bar which is next to a property that she owns.
Read about it here (and let me know if you can’t get in to see the story).
I think this is really interesting. On one hand, you have the right of the individual to free speech. On the oher, you have the results of that free speech, possibly defamatory, on a business. Should a judge be able to preemptively bar you from something you are likely to do?