Most Asinine Law Of All Time Declared Unconstitutional

It’s not Scotus, nor even a Louisiana court. Heck, it’s not even a decision that extends beyond the courtroom of the judge who made it. Still, it’s nice to know someone, somewhere, has some sense:

A judge in Riviera Beach has ruled a city law banning sagging pants is unconstitutional in the case of a 17-year-old who spent a night in jail for having his underwear exposed.

Palm Beach Circuit Judge Paul Moyle said Monday that the law is unconstitutional “based on the limited facts” of the case.

Authorities charged Julius Hart last week when an officer spotted him riding his bicycle with 4 to 5 inches of boxer shorts sticking out of his pants.

Sorry, but no matter ho cramped your view of the constitution, that law has absolutely no rational purpose. It is totally insane for a kid to spend a night in jail and have a criminal record because his underwear – not his ass – was showing. Good for this judge. I hope some of our judges will follow his lead when they confront Shreveport’s version of this stupid law.

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2 Comments on “Most Asinine Law Of All Time Declared Unconstitutional”

  1. KC Says:

    In fairness , Palm beach county also gave us “hanging chads” a botched election just last month that has 3500 votes missing in the recount…with another recount and possibly a “do-over”, Roxanne Pulitzer, the William Kennedy Smith trial, and a host of other amusements. Course here in Tallahassee, we just made the AP news for a policeman tasering a nude guy walking a dog….so we got that going for us


  2. I thought someone might enjoy my take on the subject.

    Grace and Peace,
    Raffi Shahinian


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