California’s “Misinformation” Law Targets “Doctor Zero”

California’s “Misinformation” Law Targets “Doctor Zero”

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Commentary
A new and unconstitutional, Orwellian gag-order law took effect on Jan. 1. Titled “Physicians and surgeons: unprofessional conduct,” the law permits the Medical Board of California to discipline doctors who “disseminate” misinformation.
It’s an obvious and direct attack on the First Amendment—freedom of speech—as well as the Fifth Amendment, which says an individual cannot be compelled by the government to provide incriminating information about himself, and the Fourteenth Amendment’s equal protection under the laws.
This law attempts to mandate a new and undefined standard known as “contemporary scientific consensus” and illegally …

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