Monday, January 09, 2006

Is the Anti-Annoyance Law Unconstitutional?

A lot of bloggers seem to be missing a critical point of Arlen Specter's stupid no-annoying-Internet-message law. The law prohibits anonymous annoyance and harassment, not all annoyance and harassment. This one may be less obviously unconstitutional than is being bandied about - First Amendment protections for anonymous speech exist, but my impression is that they are considerably weaker than the protections granted for those who sign their names.

It's definitely a stupid law; I'm not sure whether it's an unconstitutional one or not.

1 comment:

mythago said...

Red herring. The problem is "annoy"; what the heck is that supposed to mean?