SAN FRANCISCO — The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Friday struck down a Redondo Beach ordinance aimed at keeping day laborers from soliciting employment on the street, finding it facially unconstitutional on First Amendment grounds.

Writing for a 9-2 en banc panel, Judge Milan Smith Jr. said the law runs afoul of the Supreme Court’s “time, place and manner” test because it regulates “significantly more speech” than necessary to address concerns about traffic safety and flow at two major intersections.

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