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  • Federal judge strikes down Worcester panhandling laws

    The Boston Globe - 11/10/2015

    Michael Meltsner, a Northeastern University law professor, said ordinances that specifically target panhandling “go too far,” adding that broader laws are already on the books to handle public safety situations.

    “Courts are slowly beginning to realize that poor people have a right to free speech, too, and it has to be protected,” he said.


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