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City of Slidell opts not to challenge federal ruling against proposed panhandling license

John Sammon Jul. 16, 2017, 4:00pm

The Slidell City Council passed a local ordinance last summer that would have required a license to panhandle after city officials reported there were 70 public complaints about nuisances caused by panhandlers.

Louisiana indigent defendants’ suit filed by ACLU dismissed by federal judge

Rebecca Campbell Feb. 26, 2017, 11:21pm

NEW ORLEANS – A federal judge has said that Louisiana’s system of funding lawyers for indigent defendants is in crisis, but he dismissed a lawsuit asking the state to find a remedy.

Constitutional challenge to Slidell's panhandling ordinance unavoidable, law professor and attorney say

Karen Kidd Jan. 25, 2017, 8:56pm

SLIDELL — A St. Tammany Parish city that recently promised a judge it wouldn't enforce its allegedly unconstitutional panhandling-permit law should have expected a challenge, a Loyola University law professor and an attorney said in recent separate interviews.

Slidell's law requiring panhandlers to carry permits draws lawsuit from ACLU

Glenn Minnis Jan. 18, 2017, 12:02pm

NEW ORLEANS — The American Civil Liberties Union has filed suit against a New Orleans-area mayor charging his passage of an ordinance requiring panhandlers to have permits they wear around their necks while soliciting is a violation of free speech rights.