Colorado Springs City Council votes to hire own outside counsel

Colorado Springs City Attorney Chris Melcher arrives at the federal courthouse in Denver on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, for a hearing over a Colorado Springs, Colo., ordinance banning panhandling. The ACLU wants a temporary halt to the so-called "no-solicitation zone." The ACLU argues that free speech is wrongly curbed by the ordinance approved last month in Colorado Springs. If approved, the temporary restraining order would prevent enforcement of the new law until the lawsuit is concluded.(AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)
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