He can’t stop the feeling he has for democracy!
A Shelby County, Tennessee D.A. says Justin Timberlake is “under review” after he posted a selfie from a voting booth in Memphis. Timberlake shared the pic on Instagram, where he mentioned he flew from LA to his hometown just to vote early.
According to TMZ, who broke the story, it is illegal in Tennessee to record or photograph activity in “sacred rooms” such as voting and one can serve up to 30 days in jail or pay a $50 fine.
In a handful of states across America, taking a photo of your ballot and sharing it is completely illegal. Jeffrey Hermes, the deputy director of the Media Law Resource Center in New York, broke it down for the Washington Post back in 2014: “Usually banning political speech would be a violation of the First Amendment. But with photography at polling places, there’s an intersection of two fundamental aspects of democracy: freedom of speech and the integrity of the voting process.”
More as this story develops.
Hey! You! Yeah, YOU! I just flew from LA to Memphis to #rockthevote !!! No excuses, my good people! There could be early voting in your town too. If not, November 8th! Choose to have a voice! If you don't, then we can't HEAR YOU! Get out and VOTE! #excerciseyourrighttovote