Fortune telling ban in Alexandria LA overturned by a federal judge

Fortune telling ban in Alexandria LA overturned by a federal judge

Alexandria : LA : USA | Jul 13, 2012 at 12:04 PM PDT
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Alexandria Louisiana. United States District Judge Dee Drell on Wednesday struck down an ordinance that bans fortune telling, palm reading, astrology and similar acts in the city of Alexandria.

Judge Drell agreed with a United States magistrate judge who ruled the city ban on fortune telling is unconstitutional

Rachel Adams is a fifth generation fortune teller who says she accepts donations but never charges for her services. Adams filed a lawsuit against the city of Alexandria after a police officer issued her a summons for violation of the city ordinace in 2011.

United State magistrate James Kirk ruled the city ban of fortune telling violated the First Admendment protecting free speech.

The penalty of the violation of the ordiance is a fine up to $500. The city officials said fortune tellling is a fraud and a deception to the customers.

News sources Associated Press, Alexandria Town Talk and

George Vieto is based in Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States of America, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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