California Governor Gavin Newsom has once again faced failure in his perpetual war against Americans’ constitutional rights.
Not long ago, the beleaguered governor, who bears the dubious honor of being the only governor to face a recall election during COVID, decided it would be a great idea to (attempt to) pass a bill that punishes physicians for daring to stray from the Democrat party line regarding COVID.
Just consider the absurd text of Assembly Bill 2098, Chapter 938.
“Existing law requires the applicable board to take action against any licensed physician and surgeon who is charged with unprofessional conduct, as provided. This bill would designate the dissemination of misinformation or disinformation related to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, or ‘COVID-19,’ as unprofessional conduct. The bill would also make findings and declarations in this regard,” the bill declares.
Ah. And what, pray tell, is “misinformation” or “disinformation,” per Democrat views?
Probably virtually anything.
“It shall constitute unprofessional conduct for a physician and surgeon to disseminate misinformation or disinformation related to COVID-19, including false or misleading information regarding the nature and risks of the virus, its prevention and treatment; and the development, safety, and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines,” the bill chirps.
In other words, any physician that doesn’t mimic the Democrat party line can apparently face punishment by the state.
Physicians must apparently mandate endless boosters, endless vaccines, and endless paranoia.
Of course, they are likely expected to strongly recommend double or triple masking, as double masking was an actual thing in California
Needless to say, U.S. District Judge William Shubb was not impressed by how vague Newsom was.
“Because the definition of misinformation ‘fails to provide a person of ordinary intelligence fair notice of what is prohibited, [and] is so standardless that it authorizes or encourages seriously discriminatory enforcement,’ the provision is unconstitutionally vague,” Shubb drawled.
Exactly. Misinformation could be virtually anything.
“Accordingly, the court concludes that plaintiffs have demonstrated a likelihood of success on the merits of their vagueness challenges,” the judge continued, siding with the doctors who had brought suit against Newsom’s absurd law.
The New Civil Liberties Alliance (NCLA) was delighted with Shubb’s decision, praising him accordingly.
“NCLA is gratified Judge Shubb has recognized that AB 2098, which seeks to punish California doctors for giving patients information that departs from the so-called contemporary scientific consensus about Covid, creates an impossible standard for physicians to follow and would result in silencing physicians who disagree with state orthodoxy,” Jenin Younces, who serves as litigation counsel for NCLA, declared.
One can only hope that such court rulings hold steady against Newsom’s nonsense.
Author: Jane Jones