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  • Court sides with preacher in Ithaca noise case (City of Evil tried to silence Christian)

    04/07/2006 6:19:35 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 14 replies · 1,109+ views
    WSTM TV ^ | April 7, 2006
    NEW YORK A preacher found relief from a higher authority today when an appeals court ruled that Ithaca selectively used its noise ordinance to silence him in violation of his rights to free speech, equal protection and freedom of religion. The 2nd U-S Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan ordered a federal judge in Albany to declare victory for Kevin Deegan -- saying it found the noise ordinance "cannot withstand constitutional scrutiny." Deegan had sued Ithaca, its attorney and its chief of police in a bid to strike down the ordinance in the college town 45 miles south of Syracuse....
  • BERKELEY Woman honking mad over citation - She was ticketed for beeping horn to support pickets

    04/23/2005 10:35:45 AM PDT · by SmithL · 61 replies · 1,578+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 4/23/5 | Patrick Hoge
    Berkeley may be the home of the Free Speech Movement, but expressing emotion with a car horn is apparently not a protected form of communication there. An Oakland woman alleges that Berkeley police violated her First Amendment rights when an officer ticketed her last year for honking in support of a labor union's picketing outside the Claremont Resort and Spa to protest rising health care costs and other issues. Carol Harris, 51, is appealing her $143 "unreasonable use of horn'' citation to Berkeley's Police Review Commission, which will consider the case on Thursday. Harris was among nearly 40 motorists who...
  • Muslim Call to Prayers in Michigan

    05/16/2004 8:27:19 PM PDT · by milford421 · 154 replies · 3,820+ views
    Jihad Watch - archives | 5/16/04 | milford421
    The City Council of Hamtramck, Michigan approved an amendment to the city's noise ordinance to allow the Muslim call to prayer over loudspeakers 5 times daily, from 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. The new ordinance takes effect May 26. Nonie Darwish writes the following: