This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.
This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.
State Supreme Court Upholds Ban on Hare Krishnas Soliciting at LAX
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.