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Proposed Salt Lake Panhandling Ordinance Could Limit Free Speech

18 September 2009 Published in Local Policy Work

The ACLU of Utah submitted comments to Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker and the City Council in response to the proposed "Commercial Solicitation Ordinance." The ACLU of Utah outlines how the proposed ordinance could infringe upon the free speech rights of Utahns and criminalize speech that is protected by the First Amendment and Utah's own free speech clause.