Court: Order Removing Web Pages During Asbestos Trial Violates Speech Rights

Court: Order Removing Web Pages During Asbestos Trial Violates Speech Rights

LOS ANGELES - A trial judge's order directing removal of two pages from a law firm's website during an asbestos trial constitutes prior restraint of speech and violates the First Amendment, a California appeals court held Oct. 30 (Christie Steiner, et al. v. The Superior Court of Santa Barbara Co., Volkswagen Group of America, et al., No. B235347, Calif. App., 2nd Dist., Div. 6).

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