David Reymann of the American Civil Liberties Union of Utah called the ruling "the most overbroad, sweeping and constitutionally problematic gang injunction that has been entered anywhere in the country."
Reymann said the ruling "ignores any semblance of due process" and gives Ogden police "unfettered discretion" to decide who is a gang member.
National District Attorneys Association head Scott Burns, however, applauded the judge's ruling and maintains gang injunctions are constitutional, reasonable and effective.
Ogden attorney Michael Studebaker, who represents three men accused of being in the Utah gang, maintained his clients are not gang members and should not have been served with the injunction. Reymann says the case will be appealed.
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