St. Louis sued over street performer auditions, fees
May 8, 2013 3:10PM
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union is suing St. Louis over the way the city approves and regulates street performers.
The process includes a mandatory audition and a $100 fee. The ACLU said Wednesday that both are unconstitutional.
ACLU attorney Tony Rothert says most cities don’t require a permit for street performers, and those who do typically charge far less than $100.
A city spokeswoman declined comment, saying officials have not yet reviewed the suit.