“They are called the 9th Circus for a reason. Even a broken clock is right twice a day.”
Last time I checked, not many timepieces are spitting out 34 page well reasoned documents. Another good free speech decision was given in favor of a Santa Cruz local who dared raise his hand in silent protest at their city council meeting and was arrested. The whole ninth practically unanimously ruled in his favor—there ain’t no stinking law against expressing yourself at a city council meeting unless you are truly disruptive.
I don’t disrespect a court that fundamentally guards our first amendment rights day in and day out. Without them, I would have had to emigrate in 2003 as they were all that stood between me and another local tyrannical government.
Seriously, they have usually been on the wrong side. I’m glad that they get it right every once in a while.