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Panhandlers Have Standing, But No Claim (access required)

A Charlottesville U.S. District Court says five “impecunious” plaintiffs have standing to challenge a local ordinance that restricts “begging” in Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall, but they fail to state a First Amendment claim based on the ban on begging. The challenged ordinance restricts solicitation from any person seated within an outdoor café during certain hours, or from ...

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