Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Rochester's ban on begging from drivers
doesn't violate 1st Amendment, court says

A Rochester law restricting panhandling has been upheld by New York's highest court.

The law had been challenged by Michael Barton, a homeless man, who argued that it was too broad and violated his right to free speech, but the Court of Appeals rejected that claim. Read the court decision here.

The city law prohibits solicitation from motorists to reduce distractions and traffic tie-ups.

Read the Democrat and Chronicle story here.



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