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Panhandlers’ First Amendment Claim Survives (access required)

A district court erred in dismissing plaintiffs’ First Amendment challenge to a Charlottesville city ordinance that restricts panhandling in certain areas; the 4th Circuit says plaintiffs have nudged their claim across the line from “conceivable” to “plausible.” The district court dismissed the suit for failure to state a cognizable First Amendment claim. The court reasoned that ...

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