In the News: Daily Caller: Professor sues New York town over blatant political speech ban

Eric Owens of the Daily Caller writes:

A Syracuse University professor at is taking a small town in central New York to court over a law that severely restricts the display of political signs on private property.

The professor is David Rubin, former longtime dean of the Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse. The town is Manlius, a suburb — insofar as it goes — of the city of Syracuse.

Rubin and the Center for Competitive Politics, which filed the suit on his behalf, contend that the part the town code that limits temporary campaign signs violates the First Amendment right to free speech, reports local ABC affiliate WSYR.

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The Center for Competitive Politics is now the Institute for Free Speech.