BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The city of Boise has paid $44,600 to the American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho for legal fees following a federal court decision concerning panhandling.
ACLU-Idaho legal director Ritchie Eppink tells the Idaho Statesman (http://bit.ly/1nQnbpq) that the check arrived Wednesday.
U.S. District Judge Edward Lodge in January issued a preliminary injunction barring the city from enacting most of its anti-panhandling ordinance as a lawsuit from the ACLU moved through the courts.
About two weeks later the city adopted a new ordinance deleting portions Lodge said violated the First Amendment.
Boise and the ACLU then worked out an agreement on how much Boise owed the group in attorney fees.
Boise spokesman Adam Park says an accounting of how much the city spent on its attorneys hasn't been completed.
Information from: Idaho Statesman, http://www.idahostatesman.com
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