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ACLU Fights for Right to Park

November 25, 2008

parkingDeep in the hinterlands of Iowa the ACLU of Iowa has been waging a fierce legal battle to ensure that all citizens can enjoy the equal protection of street parking laws.  In Leon, Iowa, the city passed a city ordinance reserving street parking around a church for church goers only.  The city claimed this was in order to prevent street congestion.

If they were trying to clear congestion how is letting a mob of church goers park on the street going to help?  The city lacking for a reasonable excuse decided to make everyone miserable and ban all parking on the streets in question.   The ACLU wanted street parking on nights and weekends but accepted the parking-pocalyptic no parking solution and settled the lawsuit:

“We would have preferred that the city allow parking on weekends and evenings,” said Randall Wilson, the ACLU of Iowa legal director. “But our clients are pleased to no longer be singled out as the only residents not able to park on the street in front of their own home due to religious distinctions.”

I am glad the ACLU represents my values, free and reasonable parking for all!

[Chicago Tribune]