Justin Bieber Case
Judge Rules Paparazzi Law

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A judge in the Justin Bieber car chase case just ruled the California paparazzi law -- which prohibits photogs from driving recklessly while trying to shoot pictures of celebs -- is unconstitutional.

The judge was hearing the case of the photog who chased Justin in July on an L.A. freeway.� Witnesses say the cars were traveling at speeds approaching 100 mph.�

The judge tossed out 2 of the 4 criminal counts against photog Paul Raef. The counts that were tossed were based on the new paparazzi law.� The judge concluded the law was "problematic" and suppressed legitimate activities by the media.

The ruling will not have an immediate effect because it was handed down by a trial judge.� But we're told the L.A. City Attorney will appeal the ruling, and if the appeals court sides with the trial judge it could have a big impact on how paparazzi are prosecuted.