Shasta County Superior Court Commissioner Gary Gibson has rejected a request from a reporter at the Record Searchlight in Redding seeking a restraining order against a former friend turned blogging nemesis.
Beth Doolittle-Norby's blog,
"No Phat Pink Chicks," pokes fun at
Christy Lochrie's reporting, looks and personality, according to an
, which is why Lochrie wanted it to be taken down.
The court commissioner said that Doolittle-Norby's blog was written at roughly a sixth-grade level but was legal nevertheless.
He told Lochrie, "I think we can't avoid that there's a big, fat First Amendment staring you in the face," he told her.
Nonetheless, Doolittle-Norby has taken her blog underground. When you try to visit www.nophatpinkchicks.blogspot.com , you get this message:
Lochrie's blog is still up and running but she must have been distracted by the trial: Her last blog entry was January, 25.