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Aggressive Panhandling

When a panhandler approaches a car in the intersection — his hand out, his eyes wide — that physical interaction is protected by the First Amendment, a federal district judge ruled Monday when he threw out an Arkansas city's panhandling ban.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio is asking 69 Ohio municipalities to repeal bans on panhandling.

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Columbus City Council last night approved an ordinance cracking down on so-called “aggressive” panhandling. 

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Columbus City Council is scheduled to introduce legislation on Monday designed to curb aggressive panhandling.