Monday, September 24, 2012

TRO Issued Against New Orleans Aggressive Solicitation Ordinance

For the second time this month (see prior posting), a federal lawsuit was filed challenging a provision in New Orleans "Aggressive Solicitation" ordinance that prohibits loitering or congregating on Bourbon Street in the French Quarter "for the purpose disseminating any social, political, or religious message between the hours of sunset and sunrise." This time the court entered a temporary restraining order barring enforcement of the law and setting a hearing for Oct. 1 on whether to issue a preliminary injunction. As reported by AP, the suit, filed last Thursday, was brought by the ACLU on behalf of Kelsey Nicole McCauley, a member of the Raven Ministries.