United States Ninth Circuit

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Rynearson v. Ferguson, 17-35853

Held that a constitutional challenge to Washington's cyberstalking law should not have been dismissed on grounds of <i>Younger</i> abstention. Due to certain online postings, the plaintiff was the subject of a state court stalking protection order. He responded by filing an action in federal court seeking a declaration that Washington's cyberstalking law is unconstitutional. Reversing and remanding, the Ninth Circuit held that the district court erred in applying the <i>Younger</i> doctrine to abstain from hearing the case.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2018/09/07


  • Clifton


  • United States Ninth Circuit


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