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12/13/2012 (2 years ago)

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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.

Unfortunately the ruling probably protects blasting this kid on the stereo as well.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

12/13/2012 (2 years ago)

Published in U.S.

Keywords: Music, First Amendment, law, Timberlake


ORLANDO, FL (Catholic Online) - The ruling stems from a 2007 state law prohibiting loud music while driving. Richard Catalano was cited for playing Justin Timberlake a little too loudly while on his way to work.

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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Pope Francis: end world hunger through 'Prayer and Action'


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Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for July 2015
Universal:
That political responsibility may be lived at all levels as a high form of charity.
Evangelization: That, amid social inequalities, Latin American Christians may bear witness to love for the poor and contribute to a more fraternal society.



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