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Evans v. Sandy City

Sandy City, Utah makes it illegal to sit or stand on unpaved or narrow medians. Which, claims panhandler, violates my First Amendment right to solicit drivers for money. Tenth Circuit (over dissent): No First Amendment violation here. The law makes no reference to speech, panhandling or otherwise. The record shows that the city’s purpose was to prevent people from falling into traffic. And the law does a good enough job at furthering that public safety goal.


Tags: 2019, First Amendment, Free Speech, Tenth Circuit

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