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Constitutionality of daytime curfew questioned
Filed: April 28, 1997, Los Angeles County.
Nature of Case: Five families challenged the constitutionality of the city's daytime curfew ordinance and obtained a ruling in their favor on January 27, 1999. The curfew makes it unlawful for any person under the age of eighteen to be anywhere other than in a school building or the child's house from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on days when school is in session. The five minor plaintiffs have been stopped for interrogation by Monrovia police at least 26 times, only to be released following proof that they had permission from their school for the particular errand or activity.
Status: While HSLDA has exhausted its remedies in this particular case, we are considering other ways to challenge this ordinance and similar curfews around the state.
Last Updated: March 26, 2003