The attorney for one of the owners of Uncle Earl's Bar took his complaints to federal court Friday, August 19. They are asking a federal judge to put a stop to the curfew. The filing claims the curfew, put in place by the East Baton Rouge Sheriff, is hurting businesses. Business owners from restaurants to airlines have said the curfew is affecting their businesses. The sheriff changed the curfew on Friday. It is now from midnight until 6 a.m.
"We feel like it's a deprivation of rights of the citizens of East Baton Rouge Parish. There are easier ways or less intrusive ways of keeping property and people safe, without at the same time, disallowing people or stopping people from making a living," said Jarrett Ambeau, a business owner.
It's unclear when a judge might make a ruling either way.