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Friday, November 19, 2004

State Supreme Court Rebuffs Overly Strict Teen Curfews

The Gainesville City Commission has enough of a progressive conscience not to have enacted youth curfews. But many cities have, and Thursday the Florida Supreme Court narrowly upheld a lower court ruling that teen curfews in Tampa and Pinellas Park were unconstitutional.

It was not a complete win for civil libertarians, though, as the court left wiggle room that governments can use to enact less strict teen curfews.

But a win is a win, and lately those of us who favor a free society have not had many victories.

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