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Signs and the First Amendment

September 17, 2008
The American Civil Liberties Union has taken up the case of a Plainfield man who says a city zoning ordinance tramples his First Amendment right to free speech.

Plainfield officials told the man, Nick Crews, to take down a political sign he posted in his yard because it was set out more than 30 days prior to an election.

Cities and towns are losing these kinds of court battles.

Should government regulate political signs? If so, where should it draw the line?
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