The City of Cincinnati seems headed for another court showdown over panhandling rules with advocates for the homeless filing suit in U.S. District Court over a City Council’s recommendation two weeks ago to require homeless shelters to "discourage panhandling."
The Greater Cincinnati Coalition for the Homeless, along with a shelter and a homeless panhandler, argue that such a policy would be unconstitutional because panhandling is protected by the First Amendment. They also say the proposal would create a new oversight process that would allow the city to withhold government money from shelters that accept panhandlers. ( Complaint )
Cincinnati Enquirer article
City Motions Contested from June 3rd. ( Here, Here, & Here )