Court Says Begging Is Protected Speech, Allows Challenge To Anti-Panhandling Law

The city of Charlottesville, VA, (home to the awesomest University on the planet) currently has a law on the books that forbids panhandling in and around the city’s Downtown Mall area. A group of homeless men tried to fight the ban in court, but a District Court judge dismissed the case. However, a federal appeals panel has said the lower court was too hasty in tossing the case out. [via CourthouseNews.com]

via The Consumerist http://consumerist.com/2013/03/04/court-says-begging-is-protected-speech-allows-challenge-to-anti-panhandling-law/

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