Court Strikes Down Teen Curfew Law

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    A state appeals court has struck down a San Diego curfew law for teenagers, calling it unconstitutionally broad.

    The 4th District Court of Appeal ruled last week that the ordinance doesn't allow teens to travel to certain legal nighttime events, such as school or religious activities, because to get there they have to be accompanied by an adult.

    The city ordinance makes it a misdemeanor for anyone 18 to be out from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. unless they're going to a job or have an adult with them.

    A similar ordinance was struck down in 1997 but then revised.

    The San Diego city attorney's office says it will revise the law again and hopes to have a new version ready in two weeks.