The first lawsuit challenging the city of Myrtle Beach's anti-bike rally ordinances came before a judge Tuesday. The plaintiffs claim the city's new laws are unconstitutional.
In their suit, a bike rally organizer and a Harley Davidson dealer claim that five of the city's 15 anti-bike rally ordinances are unconstitutional in several ways.
For example, they claim one ordinance that would bar promoting a bike rally is a violation of free speech.
Parties on both sides declined comment on the lawsuit, but an attorney who filed a similar suit against the city said the ordinances seem to have been written without any regard to state law.
"So in other words, while you don't have to wear a helmet in the rest of the state, you'd have to put one on once you come into Myrtle Beach. It's simply not permissible under the constitution," said attorney Suzanne Coe. To read the rest of the article: http://www.wpde.com/news/news_story.aspx?id=213687