A former Plaintiff in another related case brought a new Atlanta city ordinance to our attention. The ordinance required all street musicians to secure vending permits prior to any public performance and it forbid any person from making music on the streets (with or without a license or permit) because it might bring attention to some deformity or physical ailment of the person making the music, or to a person who accompanies the one making the music.

The street musician asked for the ACLU of Georgia to help challenge this ordinance. In February of 2006, the ACLU of Georgia sent a demand letter and the City of Atlanta agreed to revoke the law.

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