June 23, 2014 -- Professor Eugene Volokh commented on a city outlawing bullying. His comments appear in an OC Register article.
UCLA law professor Eugene Volokh specializes in First Amendment and cyberspace law. He said McGirr’s ordinance could conflict with free speech rights.
“This proposal is a very bad idea, and likely unconstitutionally vague and overbroad,” said Volokh, who reviewed a copy of the proposed ordinance.
“Some things it punishes, such as threats and believable impersonation, are indeed properly punishable,” he said. “But it potentially covers a much broader range of speech as well.”
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