Caplan discussed with AirTalk the constitutional concerns over a law restricting publishing of legislators' contact information
Professor Aaron Caplan discusses on KPCC's AirTalk a federal judge's order blocking a law that would prevent doxing of lawmakers on the grounds that the law was too broad and it infringed on freedom of speech. In this particular case, gun owners' rights advocates can post the address and phone number of a California lawmaker who voted for firearm restrictions.
The only thing that the law does is it allows legislators to remove the information if it is posted by someone they don't like or is posted in conjunction with a message they don't like. It's certainly possible to prosecute someone who engages in threats or engages in threatening behavior...That's not a First Amendment problem.
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