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Anti-begging law

LAFAYETTE, La. — A federal judge in Louisiana allowed a panhandler to proceed in his lawsuit against the mayor of Lafayette, whose ordinance against “begging” for money allegedly violates residents’ freedom of speech. The local government did not convince the court that the ordinance is “clearly constitutional.”

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