Monday, January 10, 2011

North Carolinians, our constitutional right to cuss is safe.

This Old State: Your constitutional right to cuss is safe:

Peter Capaldi's work visa can now be approved. 

Orange County Superior Court Judge Allen Baddour ruled that a 98 year-old state law banning cursing, which specifically exempted Pitt and Swain counties (and prompted a legendary speech in the legislature in the 1970s) is unconstitutional, or it is in Orange County, anyway. Baddour may have never known Herbert Hyde, the wise fellow who delivered that speech, but the two would have agreed on the constitutionality of the law.
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