cbs4

Local

Colorado Springs Panhandling Ban Blocked By Judge

View Comments
(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

CONTEST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – A judge has blocked the enforcement of Colorado Springs’ new panhandling ban.

The Gazette reports that a U.S. District Court judge Tuesday held that the measure violates the First Amendment and granted a preliminary injunction which blocks the city from enforcing the ban.

The Colorado American Civil Liberties Union challenged the measure which goes into effect Wednesday.

City Attorney Chris Melcher says a trial won’t likely take place for at least two months.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus