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Judge Throws Out Anti-Paparazzi Charges in Justin Bieber Highway Chase Case

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A judge has ruled the anti-paparazzi law connected to Justin Bieber’s freeway chase last summer is unconstitutional, throwing out two of the four charges against photographer Paul Raef and opening the door for a prolonged battle over the boundaries separating celebrities from the media covering them.

Thomas Rubinson of the Los Angeles Superior Court gave his ruling on Wednesday, determining that prosecutors could go ahead with two traffic-related counts against Raef but NOT the specific anti-paparazzi charges brought against him in July.

Justin Bieber’s Alleged Highway Paparazzo Pursuer Charged Under New Law

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The paparazzo who allegedly led the freeway chase of Justin Bieber in Los Angeles on July 6 has become the first person charged under a new law that criminalizes the dangerous pursuit of a celebrity for photographs.

The Los Angeles City Attorney hit Paul Raef, a freelance paparazzi photographer, with four counts in all.

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