West Headnote of the Day – July 7, 2010

July 7, 2010

West's Key 92 Constitutional Law
West's Key 92XVIII Freedom of Speech, Expression, and Press
West's Key 92XVIII(M) Soliciting, Canvassing, Pamphletting, Leafletting, and Fundraising
West's Key 92k1880 k. Begging or Panhandling.

92 Constitutional LawUnder affirmative grant of freedom of speech in State Constitution, there is no requirement that message of beggar convey any particular political or social message for begging to be protected speech.
People v. Schrader, 617 N.Y.S.2d 429 (N.Y. Crim. Ct. 1994)