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Lawyer fighting Calif. anti-paparazzi law

- Associated Press - Friday, August 24, 2012

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The lawyer for a paparazzo charged with recklessly pursuing photos of Justin Bieber says he is challenging the constitutionally of a new law.

Attorney David S. Kestenbaum says it violates the First Amendment and is overly broad. He represents Paul Raef, a celebrity photographer who was charged July 25 with four counts, including reckless driving with the intent to capture pictures for commercial gain, following another vehicle too closely and reckless driving.

A hearing on Kestenbaum's motion is set for Sept. 24. Kestenbaum says Raef has not been booked because he is the first person charged under the 2010 law and police did not recognize it.

The charges stem from a July 6 high-speed freeway pursuit involving Bieber and photographers.

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