Joseph W. Mead: Most panhandling laws are unconstitutional since there’s no freedom from speech

March 6, 2018 – Thousands of U.S. cities restrict panhandling in some way. These ordinances limit face-to-face soliciting, including interactions that occur on sidewalks and alongside roads, whether they are verbal or involve holding a sign. According to a growing string of court decisions, however, laws that outlaw panhandling are themselves illegal. In light of […]