Judge: KY panhandling law is unconstitutional

Judge: KY panhandling law is unconstitutional

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Jefferson District Court judge has ruled in favor of a man who claimed Kentucky's law regarding panhandling is unconstitutional.

District Court Judge Eric Haner's ruling came after Keith Gough filed a motion with the court about the law after being charged in four cases.

Gough argued the two Louisville Metro Ordinances he is accused of violating "are unconstitutional as a violation of the separation of powers under the Kentucky Constitution."

Josh Abner, a spokesman for Jefferson County Attorney Mike O'Connell, said the office is "reviewing Judge Haner's decision."

The Kentucky Supreme Court is scheduled to hear a Fayette County case tomorrow regarding panhandling laws.

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