Ordinance Against Day Laborers Violates Freedom of Speech?

I guess this means that prostitutes and drug dealers can’t be arrested for expressing their free speech rights on our street corners either.

I’m getting tired of calling them day laborers too. They’re unemployed illegal aliens.

SF Gate

A Southern California city’s ban on day laborers’ soliciting work from passing drivers violates freedom of speech, a federal judge has ruled in a case that could affect similar ordinances in Bay Area cities.

The law in Redondo Beach, southwest of Los Angeles, stifles laborers’ constitutional right to ask for work, U.S. District Judge Consuelo Marshall of Los Angeles said in a ruling last week. She also said the ordinance was so broad that it could apply to children selling lemonade at a sidewalk stand or Girl Scouts selling cookies.

With the ban on seeking work from motorists, the city had no ‘adequate means by which the day laborers could solicit employment,'’ Marshall said.

She said the city’s argument that many day laborers were illegal immigrants, and thus not entitled to employment, was irrelevant because the constitutional guarantee of free speech is not limited by immigration status.

4 Responses to “Ordinance Against Day Laborers Violates Freedom of Speech?”

  1. Sherri Says:

    ILLEGAL ALIENS HAVE NO RIGHTS! THEY ARE NOT PROTECTED BY THE CONSTITUTION! THEY ARE NOT ENTITLED TO WORK, RECEIVE ENTITLEMENTS, OR ATTEND SCHOOL! ANYONE WHO THINKS THAT NEEDS TO GET THEIR HEAD OUT OF THE SAND AND FACE REALITY!!!!

  2. James from OHIO Says:

    Another Example of how our laws, and Amendments are used to support the criminals.

  3. Eddie B. Says:

    Huh???!! Well, it just isn’t wierd enough for me yet. How did Judge Consuelo Marshall get her job? A friggin’ chain letter?

    VOTE THE BUMS OUT.

  4. Mike Says:

    Man….. sense when when did the absensce of consideration for illegals to solicite work in the constatution give them,… protection …. they where right for shutting down the law that it was over broad but to say one created directly @ them will not be enforced …. thats exactly what they where appling here!!!! Once agian we follow thw laws, and they are immune to them…United states of what!?

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