Monday, July 15, 2013

Free Speech Protection for Flashing Headlights?

Amy Feldman over at Constitution Daily writes that flashing headlights enjoy some First Amendment protection.  In particular, Feldman says that courts in Florida, Utah, and Tennessee have all ruled that flashing headlights are protected speech, and that a headlight flasher can't be prosecuted for obstructing justice for flashing headlights to alert oncoming traffic of a speed trap.

Still, Feldman says that headlight flashers' civil claims against the police for money damages for violating their First Amendment rights have been far less successful.

SDS

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/2013/07/free-speech-protection-for-flashing-headlights.html

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