Idaho Supreme Court to decide if curfew law valid

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by Rebecca Boone/Associated Press

KTVB.COM

Posted on January 31, 2010 at 2:45 PM

Updated Monday, Feb 1 at 11:33 PM

 

BOISE, Idaho -- The Idaho Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether the curfew rules in the tiny town of Wendell violate the constitutional rights of children.

The Idaho Court of Appeals ruled last year that the curfew rules requiring kids to be inside between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. effectively violated the free speech rights of children because by controlling conduct, the rules also controlled expression.

Wendell city leaders began revamping its curfew rules after the appellate court decision, but the state opted to challenge the decision anyway and asked the Idaho Supreme Court to consider the case. Oral arguments will be held Feb. 10.

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