Why Do Noise Ordinances Violate The First Amendment?

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Imagine this scenario: it’s a Saturday Night and I want to throw a party because my parents aren’t home. However, I’m scared to invite people over because I don’t want the neighbors complaining about the noise. Do noise ordinances violate the First Amendment? The First Amendment covers the right to musical expression. However, if I want to throw a loud party, I would be violating Kansas City’s noise ordinances. According to Kansas City’s noise ordinance laws, “The citizens of the city have a right to and should be ensured an environment free from excessive sound that may jeopardize their health or welfare or safety or degrade the quality of life” (City of Kansas City MO). For noise ordinances to be constitutional, they must fulfill the content-neutral

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