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

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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.

The City of Columbus has begun erecting signs at freeway ramps reminding people it's illegal to panhandle at exits.