MALDEF to Challenge Leaf-Blower Ban...?
March 24, 2011, 12:43 PM
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OK, I'm kidding. The Mexican-Americal Legal Defense Fund, as far as I can see, has no plans to challenge the Newport Beach, California city council's impending ban on leaf blowers. (Newport council moves forward on banning leaf blowers, by Mike Reicher, Daily Pilot, March 22, 2011)

But it's far from a crazy idea. In the 1990s, a ban in Los Angeles was apparently overturned by the "Association of Latin American Gardeners of Los Angeles". They used methods short of litigation.

It's part of what I call the "Onionization" of racial and immigration issues in America. They get so absurd that the real headline and the Onion headline eventually merge.