Thursday, November 05, 2015

Court Again Dismisses Moorish American's Claim of Immunity

In Bey v. City of Tampa, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 148847 (MD FL, Nov. 2, 2015), a Florida federal district court dismissed with prejudice an amended complaint by a defendant claiming that her free exercise, speech and assembly rights were infringed when the city would not allow her to display her "Moorish Religious, Heritage, and History sign of the Morocco Treaty of Peace and Friendship" without a permit. Instead of curing pleading problems that led to her original complaint being dismissed (see prior related posting), plaintiff again argued that her status as "Moorish American national" exempts her from the Tampa's permit requirements.