Thursday, October 10, 2013

Panhandling - now legal in Michigan after law is held unconstitutional

A Michigan state law that banned panhandling has been struck down as unconstitutional. Article here. The law infringed on First Amendment rights of panhandlers.

The ACLU of Michigan said that “the state’s anti-begging law is unconstitutional because peaceful panhandling – like requests for charity by nonprofits, sport teams or the Salvation Army — is protected speech under the First Amendment.”

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