Florida Town's Sagging Pants Law Unconstitutional

After class discussions last week concerning overbroad criminal statutes that target minority groups, a number of Birdsong’s criminal law students have sent him email news stories regarding the recent arrests of black teenagers in  south Florida for wearing sagging pants.

We now learn that a judge in Riviera Beach, Florida has declared unconsitutional a law banning the wearing of  sagging pants after one of the teenagers spent a night in jail on accusations he exposed too much underwear.

Circuit Judge Paul Moyle struck down the law based on “the limited facts” of the case after a lawyer for the teenager, Julius Hart, 17, argued, “Your honor, we now have the fashion police!”

Let us now all together say those magic words: “VOID FOR VAGUENESS AND OVERBREADTH!”


  1. Catgirl October 17, 2008
  2. NikNak February 8, 2009

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