Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Ban on Baggy Pants Unconstitutional

A Florida judge has ruled that the state's ban on baggy pants is unconstitutional. The law banning so-called "saggy pants" was approved by city voters in March after supporters of the bill collected nearly 5,000 signatures to put the measure on the ballot.

The new law threatened to affect the livelihood of thousands of plumbers in the state. Over three hundred plumbers gathered in front of the state capitol in protest. The circuit judge presiding over the case on Tuesday promised an immediate decision, as his toilet had been backed up for three days.

"Somebody help me," said Palm Beach Circuit Judge Paul Moyle, before giving his decision. Plumbers refused to help, however, until a decision was made.

The law was declared unconstitutional and revoked immediately.

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