In the News: Reason: Professor Sues Town Over Yard Sign Free Speech

Zenon Evans writes for Reason:

Frustrated by demands from town officials, one professor is suing his local government for violating his First Amendment rights by harshly regulating political yard signs.

David Rubin’s struggle began in 2006 when government workers of Manlius, New York, told him to remove political signs from his yard.

Rubin is no stranger to free speech issues. He is the former dean of Newhouse School of Communications and current First Amendment law professor at Syracuse University. On Tuesday, the Center for Competitive Politics (CCP), a non-profit, filed a lawsuit on the professor’s behalf.

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