Not that we always agree with what we read in the O.C. Register's opinion pages, but an editorial proves today that on many issues, Libertarians (with a big "L") and civil libertarians share common ground. Just as the Los Angeles Times found in a May 29 editorial on our lawsuit against Orange County D.A. Tony Rackauckus (see "D.A. Gets It Wrong in O.C. Gang Injunction), the Register agreed with us that the government overstepped its bounds when it tried to enforce an anti-gang injunction without even allowing those it targeted to defend themselves. See the Register's editorial below:
Editorial: Gang's all here, and there, and there (OC Register 6/2/2011)
A federal judge has wisely slapped down the Orange County District Attorney's Office and the Orange Police Department for policies that seem to clearly violate the Constitution's requirement that no one be "deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law." Instead of bringing their policies in line with those appropriate in a free society, Orange County officials are appealing this ruling to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal.