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Wed, 29 May 2013 08:20:24 CDT

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     ST. LOUIS (AP) _ A federal judge has issued an injunction
prohibiting the city of St. Louis from charging more than $50 for
individual street performers, or $100 for groups of street

     The injunction on Tuesday was in response to a lawsuit filed by
the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of two performers. The
suit claimed a city ordinance is unconstitutional because it
requires an audition and license to perform on the street.

     The city has agreed to U.S. District Judge Catherine Perry's

     The ordinance charges $100 per year for each performer. The ACLU
says most cities don't require a permit and those that do charge
far less than St. Louis. ACLU attorney Tony Rothert says he is not
familiar with any other city that requires an audition.


     (Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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