Santa Clarita rescinds curfew after ACLU letter

Santa Clarita City Hall, as pictured on February, 26, 2020, is located on the 23900 block of Valencia Blvd. Dan Watson/The Signal
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Santa Clarita city officials rescinded a curfew order after reviewing a letter received from the ACLU about a concern over the legality of the city’s curfew, which had been set to take effect at 6 p.m. Thursday.

“We respectfully request that you rescind or substantially restrict the curfew order issued on May 30,” the letter states.

The letter also mentions a lawsuit filed on behalf of “an organization and several individuals challenging similar curfews.”

The letter questions the constitutionality of a “sweeping restriction on free speech and travel across the city.”

City officials acknowledged the letter Thursday afternoon, and said it’s under review. 

Los Angeles County rescinded its curfew Wednesday.  

See related story: signalscv.com/2020/06/city-curfew-stands-countywide-curfew-ends/

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