Ninth Circuit upholds Redondo Beach’s crackdown on day laborers

The LA Times reports here:

A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that Redondo Beach city authorities are entitled to prohibit people from soliciting work or money by approaching motorists in the street.

The 2-1 ruling by a panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals overturns a lower-court opinion that barring street solicitation interferes with individuals’ 1st and 4th Amendment rights unless alternative sites are identified where the solicitors can speak and assemble freely.

You can read the opinion in COMITE DE JORNALEROS V. CITY OF REDONDO, Case No. 06-55750 here.

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