COURT: Albuquerque’s Panhandling Ordinance Violates First Amendment

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld a lower court’s ruling that an Albuquerque ordinance aimed at curbing panhandling in certain places wasn’t sufficiently narrow to avoid violating First Amendment rights. The city’s ordinance prohibits pedestrians from congregating close to a highway entrance or ramp, occupying a median considered unsuitable for […]