Court Quickly Rejects Contempt Motion Against Google By Innocence Of Muslims' Actress

from the nice-try,-but-no dept

Well, that didn't take long at all. Following Cindy Lee Garcia's bizarre motion for contempt last week, claiming that Google was thumbing its nose at the 9th Circuit's bizarre order to take down all copies of the Innocence of Muslims "trailer" in which she appears for 5-seconds, Google hit back with an exasperated explanation for why nearly everything written in her motion for contempt was simply false. Apparently it was fairly convincing, because the court has wasted little time in denying the motion for contempt, providing no explanation whatsoever. The entire order reads:
Appellant's emergency contempt motion... is denied.
So much for that little wasteful diversion. Now we wait to see if the en banc 9th Circuit will revisit whether or not it's appropriate to issue a stay on the injunction against Google.
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Filed Under: alex kozinski, cindy garcia, cindy lee garcia, contempt, innocence of muslims, takedown
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    Anon E. Mous (profile), 1 Apr 2014 @ 4:57am

    I don;t think this is really a surprise considering the basis for her contempt motion and what was described in it as a violation to put Google in contempt according to her and her counsel.

    With that being said I see Google taking this as far they need to to get this ruling reversed. The ruling in itself had seem to go beyond the realm of what one would term as justified.

    I see this being struck down due to the Judge's over reach in deciding her case in the first place with so many fundamental errors in law and how it was achieved

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