Court rules it's okay to blast Timberlake next to church - Orlando
Florida law found to violate 1st Amendment.
The Florida Supreme Court has ruled unanimously, that drivers have the right to blast their music while driving to work, as loudly as they like.
Unfortunately the ruling probably protects blasting this kid on the stereo as well.
Catalano, who also happens to be a lawyer, fought the ticket all the way to the State Supreme Court.
The ticket, which would have cost him $73, was for breaking the law which prohibited the playing of "plainly audible" music at a distance of 25 feet. The rules were even more strict for drivers who happened to be near hospitals, schools, and churches.
The court ruled the law violated the First Amendment and was overly broad. Justice Jorge Labarga wrote in his ruling, "The right to play music, including amplified music, in public fora is protected under the First Amendment."
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