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Does the American First Amendment protect from parking tickets

One Utah Valley University student thinks so


 

Only in America can a parking ticket spark a constitutional argument.

Utah’s The Daily Herald reports DonCarlos Wells, a Utah Valley University student, is challenging a $10 parking ticket on constitutional grounds claiming parking regulations violate his right to free assembly.

I got a good laugh from this article. Yes – it is a slow news day.


 
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Does the American First Amendment protect from parking tickets

  1. One can almost always make a constitutional case out of a parking ticket in Canada. The Charter of Rights guarantees trials “within a reasonable period of time”, and there is some case law that suggests that trials for non-criminal charges such as municipal by-laws *should* be quicker than criminal charges.

    Almost anyone who has received a parking ticket and fought it in court knows differently – if the trial is more than a year after the alleged offense, then a case can be made that the trial is not being held within a reasonable period of time.

    A google search will provide more info…..

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