Three restaurant owners and an activist in Camden have filed a lawsuit that challenges the city’s curfew, which is set to go into effect next week.
Philly.com reports the group claims the curfew is unconstitutional.
City council members passed the curfew last month. The ordinance requires restaurants and shops to close early as part of an effort to reduce crime.
Under the ordinance, restaurants and shops would be required to close by 11 p.m., Sunday through Thursday and on midnight Friday and Saturday nights.
Philly.com reports City Attorney Mark Riondino declined to comment on Friday.