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110. Discusses municipal regulation of transient merchants and 1991
model ordinance drafted by the Wisconsin Department of Justice. 6/30/00.
An ordinance prohibiting "canvassers," "solicitors," and vendors from
going upon private property to promote a cause without first obtaining a
permit from the mayor's office violated the First Amendment because the
ordinance imposed a broad burden upon religious proselytizing,
anonymous political speech and spontaneous handbilling, and was not
narrowly tailored to serve the city's asserted interests in preventing
fraud and crime and protecting residents' privacy. Watchtower Bible & Tract Society of New York, Inc. v. Stratton, Ohio, 70 U.S.L.W. 4540 (2002). 6/28/02.