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State Supreme Court Upholds Ban on Hare Krishnas Soliciting at LAX

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For several years now, the International Society for Krishna Consciousness of California have asserted that Los Angeles International Airport is a public place, similar to a park, where they should be able to solicit donations. But today the California Supreme Court has upheld a ban put in place in L.A. which prohibits members of the religious organization from asking travelers for money, according to the Daily News. The court believes that banning solicitors on the premises of LAX is "a reasonable way to protect harried passengers rushing to make travel connections." The Hare Krishnas, however, may still preach at LAX, and ask travelers to send money later.