NEW ORLEANS, LA - A New Orleans city ordinance restricting religious or political speech on Bourbon Street after dark has spawned another lawsuit.
A federal suit filed Friday on behalf of a Kenner woman who frequently preaches in the city's French Quarter claims the "aggressive solicitation" ordinance violates her First Amendment rights.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana filed the suit on behalf of Kelsey Nicole McCauley, a member of the Raven Ministries religious congregation.
On Thursday, New Orleans street preacher Paul Gros filed a similar suit challenging the same ordinance.
The city council adopted the ordinance in October 2011. A violation of the ordinance is a misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail and a $500 fine.
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