Free Speech

WBTV Facebook post
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Last week a Charlotte judge issued an order temporarily blocking WBTV from airing a story. It was dissolved less than 24 hours later, with little real-life impact. 

But the constitutional principle at stake was huge.

City of Charlotte

Charlotte City Council members are expected to vote Monday night on proposed changes to the city’s noise ordinance, which was approved eight years ago. The current ordinance makes it illegal to intentionally create  “unreasonably loud and disturbing noise” in the city. Proposed changes would make the rules more specific.