ACLU of Ohio Lawsuit Claims Cleveland Panhandling Laws Violate Free Speech

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The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio has filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of two long established Cleveland laws that aim to curb panhandling in the city. The ACLU says when a panhandler asks for change, that's free speech. Restricting it violates the panhandler's free speech rights, they argue. But advocates of such laws say residents, workers and patrons have a right not to be hassled

Guests: 

Joe Mead, Volunteer Attorney with the ACLU of Ohio  
Brian Davis, Executive Director, Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless  
Joseph Giuliano, President, Downtown Cleveland Residents Association 

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