Name: U.S. District Court Grants Vapo and Glow Sticks for Ravers

Date:  1995 - 2005

Location:  North America


MediumDance , Music

Artist: Rave party-goers

Confronting Bodies: New Orleans lawmakers

Date of Action: February 2002

Specific Location: New Orleans, Louisiana

Description of Artwork: Chldren's pacifiers, vapour rub and glow sticks.

Description of Incident: New Orleans' officials attempted to ban glow sticks, vapour rub and pacifiers from use at rave parties because of their alleged association with drug use.

Results of Incident: The U.S. District Court ruled that legal items could not be prohibited because of their association with illegal activities. According to Judge Thomas Porteous, this violated the party-goers First Amendment rights.

Source: Freedom Forum

Submitted By: NCAC

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