A federal judge had said that the law likely violated the First Amendment, in a case brought by the Firearms Policy Coalition.
So held a Virginia judge held, in the case stemming from Rolling Stone's retracted "Rape on Campus" article.
The "Consumer Review Fairness Act," just passed by the House (and, earlier, by the Senate) would set up one rule for most businesses' speech-restricting contracts -- but another rule for contracts restricting such "inappropriate" views.
"Truth is a defense to defamation."
This means that, for instance, ministers and church volunteers would have to call patrons by the patrons' preferred pronouns, would have to suppress "derogatory" comments about transgender people, and more.
Yesterday (on the anniversary of the German part of the invasion), the Russian Supreme Court let stand a conviction for such speech, on the grounds that the post violated a ban on publicly denying the Nuremberg judgment and distributing false reports about Soviet actions during World War II.
The use of characters that allegedly intentionally reminded people of Lohan and Gravano is not a "right of publicity" infringement under New York law, says a New York appellate court.
That is now being challenged in federal court.
The lawsuit was based partly on a nondisparagement clause in the form customer contract.