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From Johnny@21:1/5 to All on Thu Jan 26 08:31:31 2023
By Greg Wehner
Published January 25, 2023
A California judge issued a preliminary injunction against a state law
that empowers the Medical Board of California to discipline physicians
who support opinions about COVID-19 that are not in line with the
"consensus," according to reports.
The law, known as Assembly Bill 2098, was set to take effect on Jan. 1,
2023. Under the law, the Medical Board of California and the
Osteopathic Medical Board of California could discipline physicians who "disseminate" information about COVID that is not in line with the "contemporary scientific consensus."
But in November, a group of five California physicians filed a lawsuit
against California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration, saying the law violates their First Amendment rights and constitutional right to due
The preliminary injunction temporarily halts the implementation of the
law while the case is tried in court.
"The ruling bodes well for our case," Kheriaty tweeted. "It indicates
that our arguments that this law is unconstitutional have strong
pre-trial facial plausibility. Not to get ahead of ourselves, of
course, or try to predict the final outcome of the case, but this is a
very positive development.