Federal judge approves settlement allowing panhandling in Cranston

Updated at 3:15 p.m.

PROVIDENCE – A federal judge has approved a settlement agreement related to a Cranston ordinance that prohibited panhandling in the city, declaring that the ordinance was unconstitutional for violating the First Amendment, the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island Inc. announced Tuesday. The ordinance, enacted in 2017, prohibited any individual from entering a roadway…

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