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Federal Courts Follow SCOTUS (Mostly) and Continue to Outlaw Anti-Panhandling Laws

The Supreme Court in June remanded a case on whether a Worcester, Mass., law banning panhandling from certain locations across the city was constitutional.

This fall, a court in the First Circuit found the law, as well as a similar one in Portland, Me., did not comport with the First Amendment guarantee of free speech. The court cited

And this past week, Springfield, Ill., appealed a ruling saying its anti-panhandling law was unconstitutional to the Supreme Court. The Illinois capital is unlikely to find a receptive audience among the justices.

Some advice: if you want to find a public space where panhandling is not allowed, try the front plaza of the Supreme Court building itself.


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