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Judge Rules Ban On Saggy Pants Unconstitutional

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Lawmakers in South Carolina are hoping to pass a bill to ban saggy pants throughout the state. House Bill 4957 would make it illegal for a person to expose their skin or underwear by wearing their pants “three inches below the crest of his ileum” — the top of the hips. Fines will be $25 for a first offense; $50 or three hours of community service for a second offense; and $75 or six hours of community service for a third or subsequent offense. Violations wouldn’t be considered criminal or delinquent, or put state college or university financial assistance at risk. The bill, which would likely disproportionately target people of color, is sponsored largely by Democrats.

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