Thursday, April 21, 2005

Talk About Clueless Judges

If the LA Times got this right, our judges really are out to lunch ...
But that's what Judge Kleinberg attempted. He suggested that the Asteroid disclosures were "gossip" unworthy of the same constitutional protection granted to exposes of official corruption. He ruled that the right of free speech, which he called "rife with complexities and restrictions," was trumped by Apple's "undisputed right" to protect its intellectual property.
What part of the first ammendment is so complicated?
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Does not sound so complicated or restricted to me. Perhaps Jefferson was right about each generation needing to claim its rights anew.