LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) -The American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada filed a new lawsuit challenging Clark County’s ordinance regarding pedestrian bridge stops Friday.

The “Pedestrian Flow Zone” ordinance makes it illegal for any person to stop or stand on pedestrian bridges “with the intent of causing another to stop.”

The only exception included in the ordinance is stopping to wait for escalators and elevators. The ACLU says this means someone with a disability could potentially be charged with a misdemeanor.

The ACLU argues the ordinance is “unconstitutionally vague and opens the door to selective and discriminatory enforcement.” Additionally, the organization claims the ordinance violates First Amendment activities, such as the right to hold political signs or even stop to take selfies.

The ACLU of Nevada Executive Director Athar Haseebullah released the following statement:

FOX5 has reached out to a spokesperson for Clark County, who says they “cannot comment on pending litigation” but will discuss the ordinance in future F1 debriefs.


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