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City Of Sacramento Is Being Sued Over Code That Requires People To Stand For The National Anthem


A Las Vegas man has filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Sacramento, California, claiming that he is afraid he will be arrested if he does not stand for the national anthem during Sacramento Kings basketball games.

Jack Lipeles, a jewelry and car service businessman, filed the lawsuit last week, citing that the city’s code makes refusing to stand for “The Star-Spangled Banner” a crime.

“When this music is played on a proper occasion during ceremonials, at the close of concerts, theatres, etc., all present shall stand at attention, facing the flag, or, if no flag is displayed, facing the music, and shall render the salute to the flag,” the city’s code states.

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