Posts Tagged ‘yard sign’

Federal judge OKs size limit for political signs

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A Baltimore County ordinance prohibiting political signs larger than 8 square feet does not violate the First Amendment, a federal judge has ruled.
Stephen V. Kolbe had challenged the constitutionally of the ordinance after being told that he needed to remove a 32-square-foot sign that he placed on his yard last May supporting Maryland gubernatorial [...]

Governments should lay off political yard signs

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When elections near, a perennial free-speech dispute arises over the display
of political campaign signs.
Many municipalities have laws limiting the number and size of signs in
residential areas. Supporters of the laws contend they limit visual clutter,
improve traffic safety and preserve neighborhood aesthetics of neighborhoods.
Detractors counter that such limitations infringe on fundamental First Amendment
Some of [...]

Idaho man could face fine for marring sign in his yard

HOMEDALE, Idaho — A southwestern Idaho man could face a maximum $1,000 fine and a year in jail after defacing a campaign sign he placed in his own front yard.
Tony Lopez of Homedale said he changed his mind about a local candidate he initially agreed to support and altered the sign, adding a large black [...]

N.J. homeowners groups must recognize residents’ free speech

TRENTON, N.J. — A state appeals court panel ruled yesterday that homeowners associations must recognize residents’ rights to freedom of speech under the New Jersey Constitution.
The unanimous ruling by a three-judge panel stemmed from a case brought by residents of the private Twin Rivers community in East Windsor, who had sued their homeowners association to [...]

Alito endorses free speech in public square

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito expressed strong support for freedom of speech in the public square during his confirmation hearings yesterday before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Responding to questions from Sen. Mike DeWine, R-Ohio, the judge also addressed limits on free speech in public and discussed legal distinctions that have been drawn between commercial [...]