Dickson v. Dickson

In Dickson v. Dickson, 12 Wn. App. 183, 529 P.2d 476, 479 (Wash. Ct. App. 1974), the court issued an injunction that prohibited the husband from speaking and writing about his ex-wife after the couple was divorced. The court reasoned that while the injunction restricted his first amendment rights, the thrust of the order was to protect the couple's minor children from his highly disparaging remarks concerning their mother. Id. The court stated that these remarks harmed the children, and that since his conduct affected their welfare, it was justified in issuing the injunction restricting his speech. Id.