St. Louis license requirement has street performers singing the blues

June 26, 2013 | By TIMOTHY SANDEFUR

The Missouri Watchdog had this article yesterday about the lawsuit challenging St. Louis’ requirement that street performers audition before a city official before they can get licenses to perform. We filed a friend of the court brief arguing that the law is unconstitutionally vague even aside from its obvious First Amendment problems. From ...


PLF joins with ACLU to defend the rights of St. Louis street performers

June 17, 2013 | By TIMOTHY SANDEFUR

If you want to play a guitar on a street corner in St. Louis, you have to get a license. That’s not so unusual—but what is unusual is that unlike just about any other place, in St. Louis you also have to audition before a city bureaucrat, who gets to decide whether or not you’re … ...