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Calif. Actor-Age Law Is Unconstitutional, Judge Says

Law360 (February 20, 2018, 2:41 PM EST) -- A federal judge ruled Tuesday that a California law requiring IMDb to remove an actor’s age information upon request, an effort to fight age discrimination, was “clearly unconstitutional.”

Ruling that “regulation of speech must be a last resort,” U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria said the state should have tried less invasive options, like beefing up existing discrimination rules, rather than “censor a source of truthful information.”

AB 1687, passed in September 2016, requires database sites like IMDb — the Internet Movie Database — to remove an...
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Case Information

Case Title

IMDb.com, Inc. v. Becerra

Case Number



California Northern

Nature of Suit

Constitutional - State Statute


Vince Chhabria

Date Filed

November 10, 2016

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