Day: May 8, 2015

Supreme Court’s Reed v. Gilbert Decision Used to Strike Down Panhandling Ordinance

New Brunswick to Revise Anti-Panhandling Ordinances After Legal Challenge

The City of New Brunswick recently settled a lawsuit challenging two ordinances intended to restrict panhandling. One ordinance required a permit to solicit charitable contributions, while the other made it unlawful to beg or solicit food or monies on any street or sidewalk within the city. The plaintiff, a homeless