Justin Timberlake Could Face Jail Time For Voting Booth Selfie
Timberlake posted the pic above to Instagram yesterday to inspire people to vote, not knowing that Tennessee law prohibits voters from taking photos or recording conversations in voting booths, as TMZ points out. Violators of the law can get hit with a 30-day jail sentence and have to pay a $50 fine. A representative from the Shelby County D.A.’s office says the Timberlake case is “under review.” Timberlake would be the first and only person prosecuted under the law, which was implemented last year.
Perhaps “What Goes Around… Comes Around”?
UPDATE: According to TMZ, Timberlake’s voting booth selfie is in fact not “under review.” The official from the D.A.’s office who reported that information now says although the D.A. was aware of the selfie, no law enforcement agent, election commission official, or police officer had filed a formal complaint, so the matter isn’t on the table for review.