First Amendment

Lawyer Ticketed for Playing Justin Timberlake Too Loud Takes Fight to Fla. High Court

A Florida lawyer ticketed for turning up the volume on a Justin Timerberlake song during his drive to work will take his legal fight to the state supreme court.

Lawyer Richard Catalano claims he was ticketed under an unconstitutional Florida statute, NBC Miami reports. The law says car stereos cannot be “plainly audible” from distances of 25 feet or more.

Catalano says the statute is overly broad and vague. He also argues the law is not content neutral because it focuses only on loud music coming from automobiles, rather than all sources, according to previous coverage.

Catalano won at the appellate level, and the state appealed. The Florida Supreme Court announced Monday it will hear arguments in February.

Hat tip to How Appealing.

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