California legislature shelves their ugly attempt at killing the first amendment

Watts Up With That?

Yesterday we ran the story: The first amendment is now dead in California: New California bill would allow prosecution of climate-change skeptics

It seems there was some backlash, enough to change directions, as reported this morning on overlawyered.com:

California Senate shelves bill enabling lawsuits against climate “deniers” — for now

By Walter Olson

The California Senate has shelved, at least for now, a bill that would lay the groundwork for a campaign of lawsuits against so-called climate deniers. The California Climate Science Truth and Accountability Act of 2016 (Senate Bill 1161), which had passed two committee hurdles, would retrospectively lift what is now a four-year statute of limitations so as to allow unlimited lawsuits under the state’s notoriously pro-plaintiff Unfair Competition Law, or s. 17200, over advocacy related to climate change. While the deadline has now passed for the bill to be enacted on its own under ordinary legislative procedure…

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