Lawyer fighting Calif. anti-paparazzi law

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FILE - In this June 11, 2012 file photo, pop star Justin Bieber poses for photos prior to a press conference at a hotel in Mexico City. The attorney for a paparazzo charged under a new California law aimed at curtailing the dangerous pursuit of celebrities for photos said Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, that he is challenging the law’s constitutionality. Paul Raef was charged with four counts stemming from a July 6, 2012 freeway pursuit of Bieber by photographers. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini, File)
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FILE - In this June 11, 2012 file photo, pop star Justin Bieber poses for photos prior to a press conference …

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The lawyer for a paparazzo charged with recklessly pursuing photos of Justin Bieber says he is challenging the constitutionally of a new law.

Attorney David S. Kestenbaum says it violates the First Amendment and is overly broad. He represents Paul Raef, a celebrity photographer who was charged July 25 with four counts, including reckless driving with the intent to capture pictures for commercial gain, following another vehicle too closely and reckless driving.

A hearing on Kestenbaum's motion is set for Sept. 24. Kestenbaum says Raef has not been booked because he is the first person charged under the 2010 law and police did not recognize it.

The charges stem from a July 6 high-speed freeway pursuit involving Bieber and photographers.

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