Panhandling Judge Throws Out Panhandling Law, Says Physical Interaction Is Free Speech By Matthew S. Schwartz • Apr 3, 2019 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. ACLU Asks Ohio Cities To Repeal Panhandling Bans By Jim Letizia • Aug 29, 2018 The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio is asking 69 Ohio municipalities to repeal bans on panhandling. Columbus Moving To Crack Down On Aggressive Panhandling By Jim Letizia • Jun 21, 2018 WCBE files Columbus City Council is scheduled to introduce legislation on Monday designed to curb aggressive panhandling. Columbus No Longer Enforcing Panhandling Ordinance By Associated Press • Jul 18, 2017 mlive.com The City of Columbus has stopped enforcing its panhandling ordinance after similar laws were successfully challenged under a 2015 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in an Arizona case about church signs. Ramp Signs Remind People Not To Panhandle By Associated Press • Jan 8, 2016 The City of Columbus has begun erecting signs at freeway ramps reminding people it's illegal to panhandle at exits.