Town ordered to get new lawyer for curfew suit
BATON ROUGE- A temporary restraining order hearing involving the town of Clinton's curfew has been set for Monday, Aug. 5.
The hearing was scheduled during a telephone conference with Chief Judge Brian Jackson along with the plaintiff and defendant's attorneys. During the call, the judge also ordered the town of Clinton to get an attorney by Thursday because the one the town has now isn't familiar with federal court.
This lawsuit comes after the Clinton resident, Tommy Mead, filed a lawsuit against the town wanting to strike down the 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew. The ACLU of Louisiana is representing Mead in the lawsuit, and says the curfew is making criminals out of the town's citizens.
The hearing is set for 3 p.m.