Thursday, September 10, 2009

Law and the Church Bells

It starts with a church in Phoenix called Christ the King Church. Prior to May, the church rang its bells every hour on the hour, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Despite all that is wonderful with hourly dinging-and-donging, some of the neighborhood’s residents got annoyed and asked a judge to shut down the racket.

Read the rest of the Wall Street Journal Law Blog story here.


Rob said...

I bought a house next to an airport/fire station/police station, and now I am going to complain about the planes/fire trucks/police affecting my amenity and property value. I know my rights! I want them stopped and I demand compensation!

Michael Wade said...

We've had complaints in our area from people who moved next to an Air Force base and then gripe about the noise from the fighter jets.

Edward said...

The church I went to as a kid never ever had any church bells. They had a piano, an organ, and lots of different music, but all of it was played only INSIDE the building. When I moved into an apartment across from a church, I had no idea of the pain I would endure due to the constant dong dong dong...UGH!!!