Are portions of Atlanta’s city code unconstitutional?

ATLANTA, GA — July 7, 2015 — Some of Atlanta’s city code appear, at first glance, like the City is just begging for legal challenges.  Here are some interesting quotes:

  • “Throws … missiles … on public property” (Section 106-81(12))
  • “… gathering near detention facility …” (Section 106-3)
  • “… unbecoming language …” (10-9(6))
  • “Moving household goods at night or on Sunday.” (Section 106-88)

One particular code does beg the question: where do people get missiles to throw while on public property?

Here’s the PDF, taken from the “Attending Court and Pleas in Absentia” page (the title of which has an Orwellian tone) –> [collateral schedule_92206]

Here’s the webpage link: http://www.atlantaga.gov/index.aspx?page=520

Happy reading (if you’re a lawyer or looking to challenge some city codes)!
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