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Newsom repeals CA law that ‘censored’ doctors giving COVID-19 care

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill to repeal a Democrat-backed initiative that guided how medical professionals could talk about the coronavirus to avoid what one critic called “humiliation” in court.

California Assembly Bill (AB) 2098, passed in September 2022, authorized the revocation of the licenses of any medical professional if they “disseminate misinformation or disinformation related to COVID-19, including false or misleading information regarding the nature and risks of the virus, its prevention and treatment; and the development, safety, and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines.”

A group of doctors, represented by the New Civil Liberties Alliance (NCLA), sued Newsom and the state in court, leading to a judge imposing a preliminary injunction in the case.

NCLA says Newsom and Democrats saw “the writing on the wall,” and moved to repeal the law.

Last year, Newsom and other Democratic California leaders were spotted maskless at a San Francisco 49ers-Los Angeles Rams game despite the state’s universal indoor mask mandate.

A representative for Newsom did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.

Brianna Herlihy is a politics writer for Fox News Digital.

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