Colorado Springs Panhandling Ban Blocked By Judge

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.

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