"When 42-year-old Anthony Morelli got divorced from his wife, he didn’t just get mad - he got even. Mr Morelli of Bucks County, Pennsylvania started a blog in which he heaped scorn upon his ex-wife and laid bare the secrets of their marriage. Amongst the more choice insults for his former partner were that she looked like ‘Jabba the Hut’ and ‘suffers from Borderline Personality Disorder’.
But it all came to an end when his ex-wife Allison found out about it and complained to a judge who ordered the blog be taken down.
Mr Morelli, who shares custody of his two sons aged 10 and 12 with his ex-wife, lost a court battle over the decision but has now appealed on the basis that it challenges his First Amendment Rights.
‘The judge’s order is a classic example of an overly broad and unenforceable prior restraint on free speech,’ said his lawyer Kevin Handy. ‘The order is constitutionally over broad because it clearly prohibits speech that is protected by the First Amendment.’
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