Municipalities Consider Do-Not-Knock Registries Among Efforts to Combat Solicitation

Municipalities Consider Do-Not-Knock Registries Among Efforts to Combat Solicitation

LPCH attorney, Jon Kelley, comments in Newsday regarding the balancing of First Amendment commercial speech rights and privacy interests as related to solicitation.  After bringing lawsuits against several New York municipalities challenging various solicitation restrictions as unconstitutional, Kelley was interviewed concerning the constitutionality of municipal “Do Not Knock” registries.  Kelley comments, “The municipalities can take precautions and place [reasonable] restrictions on solicitation,” such as no solicitating after dusk. “Otherwise, it’s got to be up to the residents.”

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