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In the News: 9WSYR: Professor challenges Town of Manlius codes for political signs

From WSYR: Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – A lawsuit has been filed against the town of Manlius, challenging the rules for displaying political signs on private property. The Center for Competitive Politics filed the suit on behalf of a Syracuse University professor who believes his rights to free speech are being violated. Dr. David Rubin wasn’t happy […]

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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 […]

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In the News: Eagle Bulletin: Former Newhouse Dean suing the town of Manlius over lawn sign restrictions

Allie Wenner writes: In the fall of 2012, Rubin, a community columnist for the Post-Standard, wrote an article on the subject of lawn sign restrictions in the hope that Manlius officials would take note and change the town’s sign ordinance. He received no response from the town, but was instead contacted by the Center for […]

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In the News: YNN: Lawsuit claims town code on political signs is unconstitutional

Sarah Blazonis writes for YNN: He said, “My wife was at home, and she got the knock. I wasn’t here. If I had been here, I probably would’ve, definitely would’ve told the person who came that what he was asking to do was unconstitutional.” The Town of Manlius official who visited the Rubins back in […]

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In the News: Syracuse Post Standard: Campaign lawn sign restrictions in town of Manlius face new legal challenge

Elizaveth Doran writes for the Post Standard about the Center’s recent lawsuit agains the Town of Manlius: Rubin said in 2008 town officials came to his house and told his wife the three signs on their lawn backing political candidates had to be removed because they violated the time restrictions. Political lawn signs can’t be […]

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Town Censors Residents’ Political Speech

Town of Manlius, NY Requires Residents to Ask Permission before Speaking For Release: August 6, 2013   Contact: Joe Trotter   Phone: 210-352-0055 (Cell) Alexandria, Va. – The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) today filed a lawsuit against Manlius, New York, on behalf of resident David Rubin challenging a town law that restricts First Amendment rights to political signs. The […]

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