May 052010
 May 5, 2010  Posted by  Court

Julie Montanaro reports that a case involving publication of home addresses of police officers (previously covered on here) has been decided:

A federal judge has struck down a Florida law as unconstitutional and word is spreading quickly among law enforcement officers today.

That law prohibited anyone from publishing an officer’s home address and phone number, but a judge ruled that law violates a Tallahassee man’s right to free speech.


A Tallahassee man filed suit, with the ACLU’s help, after he posted comments about a Tallahassee Police officer on the web site along with her home address, phone number, email address and the fact that she had 7 children.

Robert Brayshaw was arrested for it – twice – but never convicted and now a federal court judge has awarded him 25-thousand dollars in damages after declaring the law invalid.

Read more on WCTV.

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