By , Mount Vernon News
September 23, 2011, 12:01 pm

MOUNT VERNON — The election season is upon us and that means political signs touting a particular candidate or a position on an issue will soon be found in city residents' lawns. For one Mount Vernon citizen, a sign has already been placed outside his home supporting a local candidate.

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2 Responses to “Political signs a fundamental right of free speech?”

  1. Docile Jim Brady

    As always, if the issues decided are not clear, consult an Ohio attorney registered as “active.”

    Euclid v. Mabel (1984), 19 Ohio App. 3d 235  
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    Municipal ordinance prohibiting political yard signs and  limiting period of display and number of window signs violates  the First Amendment.
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    Different issuse, but gives some interesting background.

    http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/92-1856.ZO.html

    SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES No. 92-1856 CITY OF LADUE, et al., PETITIONERS v. MARGARET P. GILLEO

    on writ of certiorari to the united states court
    of appeals for the eighth circuit [June 13, 1994]