Three tour guides in the cradle of democracy are taking the city to court over a law they say tramples on their constitutional rights, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer. The law compels Philadelphia guides to pay a fee and take a test to get a tour license—and the plaintiffs argue the requirements violate their First Amendment right to free speech.
"The Constitution protects your right to talk for a living, whether you're a stand-up comedian or a tour guide," said a lawyer for the guides. "You cannot punish people for unauthorized talking." The city says the law will ensure visitors get accurate information.