Wash, DC Curfew Ruled Unconstitutional

The curfew in Wash. DC was ruled unconstitutional by the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. The appeals court upheld a U.S. District Court ruling that said the city’s nighttime curfew unconstitutionally restricted freedom of movement. The curfew was never put into force due to court challenges.

The appeals court decision was 2-1. The dissenting judge said he saw nothing in U.S. history or Supreme Court decisions that gave minors, “a fundamental right to be unaccompanied on the streets at night.” This quote provides a glimpse of the ultimate goal of curfew advocates. They do not want to allow people under 18 to walk unsupervised AT ANY TIME.

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