First Amendment

In Fall River Case, SJC Declares Panhandling Law Unconstitutional
A state law that prohibits certain people from asking motorists for money along the roadway was struck down Tuesday by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. The anti-panhandling law violates the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the Massachusetts Declaration of Rights because it is a "content-based regulation of protected speech in a public forum" that cannot withstand str

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