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Tue August 28, 2012
Judge says Michigan's panhandling law violates the Constitution
A federal judge in Grand Rapids says a Michigan law that bans panhandling in public places "on its face" violates the First Amendment.... and the 14th Amendment's equal protection clause.
The judge made the ruling Friday in a civil suit by two Grand Rapids men arrested last year for begging.
The men were represented by the American Civil Liberties Union.
A Grand Rapids City Attorney says her office will analyze the judge's opinion before deciding whether to appeal.