Court stops Colorado Springs "no-solicitation zone" because of free speech concerns

Colorado Springs is trying to clean up its downtown by banning panhandling and soliciting, but there's one problem with that plan: The ordinance would violate the First Amendment -- at least according to the American Civil Liberties Union. And in the first major ruling on that issue, a federal district court seems to agree. Yesterday, it ordered the city not to move forward with enforcement, which was supposed to begin today.