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Case Name Messina v. City of Fort Lauderdale FA-FL-0010
Docket / Court 0:21-cv-60168-RKA ( S.D. Fla. )
State/Territory Florida
Case Type(s) Speech and Religious Freedom
Case Summary
This is a case challenging Sections 16-82 and 25-267 of the Fort Lauderdale
Code of Ordinances, which prohibit panhandling. The plaintiffs alleged that the ordinances singled out certain forms of speech in violation of the First Amendment. read more >
This is a case challenging Sections 16-82 and 25-267 of the Fort Lauderdale
Code of Ordinances, which prohibit panhandling. The plaintiffs alleged that the ordinances singled out certain forms of speech in violation of the First Amendment.



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Filed 2021
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  Messina v. City of Fort Lauderdale
Florida Justice Institute
Date: Jul. 2, 2021
By: Florida Justice Institute
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Court Docket(s)
S.D. Fla.
06/23/2021
0:21-cv-60168-RKA
FA-FL-0010-9000.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
S.D. Fla.
01/25/2021
Verified Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief and Damages [ECF# 1]
FA-FL-0010-0001.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
S.D. Fla.
06/23/2021
Order [ECF# 56] (2021 WL 2567709)
FA-FL-0010-0003.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
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Judges Altman, Roy Kalman (S.D. Fla.) show/hide docs
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Hunt, Patrick M Court not on record [Magistrate] show/hide docs
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Plaintiff's Lawyers McLawrence, F Jahra (Florida) show/hide docs
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Shlackman, Mara (Florida) show/hide docs
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Taseff, Raymond (Florida) show/hide docs
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Trevisani, Dante Pasquale (Florida) show/hide docs
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Defendant's Lawyers Burke, Michael Thomas (Florida) show/hide docs
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