I’m assuming they have clearance from the FAA now.
[Update a while later]
Here’s the story on what happened with the FAA. I’d like to understand more detail on it. I’d be surprised if SpaceX really knowingly launched without authorization. I wonder if there was a miscommunication?
[Update a few minutes later]
Bob Zimmerman has more, with links.
You have to appreciate that kind of honesty in a CEO.
Per the comment that he was being sarcastic: