Judge Overturns Fortunetelling Ban on Freedom of Speech Grounds

by | Jul 23, 2012 | Investigation, Magic and witchcraft, Media Literacy, News, Psychics, Skepticism | 0 comments

Last week a federal judge in Alexandria, Louisiana, overturned a law banning fortunetelling on the basis that it is free speech protected by the First Amendment. U.S. District Judge Dee Drell struck down an ordinance outlawing fortunetelling, astrology, palm reading, tarot, and other forms of divination on the grounds that the practices are fraudulent and inherently deceptive. This curious case raises issues about the boundary between freedom of speech and fraudulent (or at least unproven) claims; you can read more HERE.


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