He is intent on the illegal panhandling ordinance. Intent on paying Beggs & Lane to fight the bad fight.
What he should have done is turn to the Bobblehead and ask her about CASE NO. 8:15-cv-1219-T-23AAS from the Middle District of Florida.
You see Bobblehead would have been able to show him the following against the City of Tampa:
Challenging an ordinance that bans in parts of Tampa, Florida, the solicitation of “donations or payment,” Homeless Helping Homeless, Inc., sues (Doc. 42) for an injunction against the City of Tampa’s enforcing the ordinance and for a declaration that the ordinance unconstitutionally infringes the right of free speech protected both by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and by Article I, Section 4, of the Florida Constitution. Under Rule 12(c), Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Homeless Helping Homeless moves (Doc. 47) for a judgment on the pleadings.
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A. Soliciting money is protected by the First Amendment.
The First Amendment states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”3 Soliciting “donations or payment” is a form of speech protected by the First Amendment.
ORDERED in Tampa, Florida, on August 5, 2016.
Nice work Bobblehead! You are sooooooo good! You made the Council and the Mayor look like buffoons!