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Tour Guides
1:41 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

New Orleans tour guides ask judge to block license rules

Several New Orleans tour guides have asked a federal judge to bar the city from enforcing licensing regulations requiring them to pass a history exam, drug test and criminal background check.

U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan didn't immediately rule Thursday after hearing arguments in a lawsuit filed on behalf of four guides who claim the rules violate their free speech rights.

A city attorney asked Morgan to dismiss the suit, arguing the regulations are designed to protect the public.