TN: “Contributor” pursues lawsuit against Brentwood

posted by
July 11, 2011
The Tennessean    
Posted in LAND News, News, PND News

"The Contributor, a street newspaper sold in the Nashville area by the homeless and formerly homeless, will press a lawsuit against the city of Brentwood even though the city is in the process of amending an ordinance to allow vendors to sell newspapers on sidewalks. The Contributor is North America’s largest street newspaper, and the lawsuit is important because it asks a federal court to balance individuals’ First Amendment rights against a municipality’s interest in maintaining public safety." [editor's note: This case is especially important because (unlike similar papers around America) "The Contributor" is focused on empowerment and helping people to move beyond living in the streets - SAT] (07/11/11)

 

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