On September 25, 2013, the ACLU of Maine and the law firm Goodwin Procter LLP filed a lawsuit challenging an ordinance enacted by the City of Portland that prohibited being in any median for any reason other than crossing the street. On February 12, 2014, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine declared the ordinance unconstitutional. On September 11, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit upheld the district court ruling, finding the ban unconsitutional.


Zachary Heiden

Pro Bono Law Firm(s)

Goodwin Procter LLP

Date filed

September 25, 2013


U.S. District Court for the District of Maine



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