APRIL 26, 2011, 3:46 P.M. ET
GARDEN CITY, N.Y. — A new court ruling upholds a preliminary injunction barring a Long Island town from enforcing its day laborer ordinance.
The U.S. Court of Appeals decision, released Tuesday, supports a temporary restraining order against the Town of Oyster Bay.
The 2009 ordinance makes it a crime to solicit employment by shouting at cars and waving arms or signs.
Town officials argued that the law was intended to ensure public safety. Critics say it violates the workers’ rights.
The town runs through the center of Long Island from the Atlantic Ocean to the Long Island Sound.
Town Supervisor John Venditto (vehn-DIH’-toh) said in a statement he’s pleased the court did not reject the ordinance as unconstitutional. He said the town looks forward to a full hearing on the matter in court.
—Copyright 2011 Associated Press