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11th Circuit finds Fort Lauderdale park food sharing ban is unconstitutional

Court House News reports that the11th Circuit has ruled a city policy in Fort Lauderdale banning the sharing of food as a social service in city parks without written permission violates First Amendment rights.

According to the news service, "Fort Lauderdale Park Rule 2.2 requires city permission for social service food-sharing events in all Fort Lauderdale parks and allows officials to charge as much as $6,000 for the permitting process." The ruling is a significant development for organizations and individuals seeking to share food with others, including persons experiencing homelessness and other people in need of food assistance. Read more here.

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