Saturday, January 13, 2007

Panhandling law needs minor fix

A Cincinnati law requiring people to register before begging for money was found unconstitutional, but a tweak to the law’s language is all that’s needed to correct the problem.

Otherwise the controversial panhandling registry does not violate the First Amendment, an Ohio appeals court determined. The law restricting when and where people can panhandle is fine and even making them register for a license is OK.

But vague language saying appeals of license denials must be filed “within a reasonable time period” needs to be replaced with a definite deadline.

Read the court decision here and the Cincinnati Enquirer article here.

2 Comments:

At 2:40 PM, Blogger icyjuelz said...

What is the matter with the people in this world nowadays? now, you need to register to beg for money? some people have to do this just to survive. Don't you have anything better to do than to try to embarrass somebody that already going throuhg hell as it is? Get a damn life, willya?

 
At 11:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i dont 'beg' for shit, i kindly ask weither or not an individual can spare anything at all. and when they say no, thats the end of it, sometimes i like to eat food and things like that, and to say that just becouse i dont have a job i cant live, thats bull shit, im a traveler, adn the only thing different between me and a tourist is that you cant trick me into giving you my money...because i have none........you get a fuckin job...

 

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