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Carl M. Miles Case Study

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Case: Carl M. Miles, et al., vs City council of Augusta, Georgia, et al. 710 F.2d 1542 Facts: In 1983, Mr. and Mrs. Miles were conducting an activity where they utilized a kitten’s linguistic ability for a course of speech therapy which enabled them to obtain moneys from passersby in the City of Augusta, Georgia. After being reported to the police, Mr. and Mrs. Miles were told they would have to purchase a $50 business license for a business and the activity would be taxable in accordance with City of Augusta’s Business License Ordinance. Mr. and Mrs. Miles eventually challenged the constitutionality of the Business License Ordinance enacted by City of Augusta, Georgia. Procedural History: Plaintiffs, Mr. and Mrs. Miles brought the case to
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