Reining In Paparazzi Clashes With The Rights Of A Free Press

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As unsavory as the paparazzi may be, it’s fairly difficult to craft a law aimed at reining them in that doesn’t clash with the rights of a free press as laid out in the U.S. Constitution. The best way to cope with this issue is not by passing new laws that target photojournalists but by more aggressively enforcing existing laws against driving too close, speeding, trespassing — and jaywalking. Judge Thomas Rubinson, who ruled that the 2010 law was too broad, suggested that lawmakers could have just increased the penalties for reckless driving.

via Reckless photography – latimes.com.

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