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Judge tosses saggy pants ordinance

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla., April 23 (UPI) – A Florida judge has tossed a town’s ordinance that made wearing pants below the waist an offense punishable with a fine.

Palm Beach County Judge Laura Johnson ruled Riviera Beach’s ordinance against saggy pants – which was approved by 72 percent of city voters in a March 2008 referendum – is unconstitutional, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported Thursday.

Johnson ruled that wearing saggy pants – defined in the ordinance as wearing pants below the waist while exposing skin or underwear – is protected under the liberties guaranteed by the 14th Amendment, no matter how “tacky or distasteful” the fashion choice may be, the Palm Beach (Fla.) Post reported.</em>

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