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Springfield to Consider Changing Anti-Panhandling Ordinance

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP)–A federal appeals court has ruled that regulations in Springfield banning panhandling are unconstitutional, reversing a decision that upheld the city’s panhandling ordinance.
On Friday, a three-judge panel applied a U.S. Supreme Court decision in Reed v. Gilbert to the Springfield case. City officials now have the option of appealing the ruling or changing the ordinance to comply with standards in the Reed case, which doesn’t prohibit signs requesting money or seeking donations.

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