Preliminary injunction blocks new Indiana panhandling law

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – A preliminary injunction issued by the U.S. District Court is blocking a new Indiana law.

The restriction, which would have gone into effect today, would have criminalized all forms of panhandling on sidewalks.

The law would have made panhandling a Class C misdemeanor.  It is on hold for now after the court found it to be “an unconstitutional prohibition on the freedom of speech.”

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