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Beggars

Men Who Fought Panhandling Law Each Get $6,500

Two men who successfully fought the state’s panhandling law after being arrested in Grand Rapids in 2011 will each get $6,500 as part of a $48,000 settlement with the city.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/12/2013

Court: Mich. Panhandling Law Violates Free Speech

The appellate opinion says the law “would chill a substantial amount of First Amendment-protected activity.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/17/2013

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Judge Rules Panhandling Law Violates Constitution

A state law banning panhandling in public places violates First Amendment protections for free speech and the 14th Amendment’s equal protection clause, a federal judge in Michigan has ruled.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/28/2012

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New Law Restricts Beggars In Detroit

Several Michigan cities have enacted laws on dealing with panhandlers and now, Detroit will be on the list.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/21/2012

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