- Automatic expungement trend gives clean slate to license applicants facing criminal background checks
- Board hid investigators’ actual caseload with fake data for Auditor
- CSG state “playbooks” aim to reduce effect of employment-related mandates such as licensing on workers with criminal record
- Remote learning meets requirement of “full-time resident graduate study”
- Pennsylvania surveys new immigrants’ experience of licensing as part of $422,000 federal grant
- Chiropractors may evaluate patients for neurological conditions
- License decisions can be appealed by third parties, in racetrack case
Credit: City of Savannah
The license program for tour guides maintained by the city of Savannah is an unconstitutional violation of First Amendment free speech guarantees, a federal court in Georgia ruled May 20 (Freenor et al. v. Mayor and Alderman of the City of Savannah).
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia ruled that the city did not provide adequate justification for its licensing scheme to overcome the presumption that its abridgement of free speech violates the First Amendment.
The suit was filed in 2014 by Michelle Freenor, a licensed tour guide in Savannah, joined by her . . .
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