First Amendment

Battle Creek Panhandling Proposal Violates Constitution, ACLU of Michigan Warns City

Battle Creek Panhandling Proposal Violates Constitution, ACLU of Michigan Warns City

2016-07-26 00:00:00

The ACLU of Michigan has sent a letter to Battle Creek officials warning that anti-panhandling ordinances, which city officials announced they are considering, violate constitutional free-speech rights and suggest that the city doesn't want poor people.

In the letter sent on Monday, ACLU attorneys urge city leaders to dump the idea of the ordinance out of concerns that the ban was too broad, wouldn't withstand constitutional scrutiny and would also deem other forms of speech--such as solicitations for charities--to be illegal.

Busking Is a First Amendment Right

Busking Is a First Amendment Right

2015-03-27 00:00:00

College students Chris Waechter and Gabe Novak were told by Saugatuck police officers and other city officials that they were prohibited from playing music, or “busking,” on public sidewalks. When Gabe told police in July 2014 that he believed his activity was protected by the First Amendment, he was hauled off to jail for the weekend and charged with a felony.

College students Chris Waechter and Gabe Novak were told by Saugatuck police officers and other city officials that they were prohibited from playing music, or...
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College students Chris Waechter and Gabe Novak were told by Saugatuck police officers and other city officials that they were prohibited from playing music, or...
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