A federal judge has now ruled against the state of Tennesee in regard to their recently enacted total ban on drag performances. A Trump appointed judge has ultimately decided that the law was ‘unconstitutionally vague.’
In what may best be described as a case of irony best served hot — a Trump-appointed judge has dealt an unexpected ruling in a case involving drag performers. Judge Thomas Parker almost immediately questioned the validity of the law which he cited as a likely first amendment violation.
In his descriptive 70 page ruling, he decided that the was “unconstitutionally vague and substantially overbroad.” He also further noted that the statute encouraged “discriminatory enforcement,” per the AP. “There is no question that obscenity is not protected by the First Amendment. But there is a difference between material that is ‘obscene’ in the vernacular, and material that is ‘obscene’ under the law,” stated Parker.