Citizens For A Better Norwood

Friday, June 29, 2007

Institute for Justice wins one for free speech in Glendale case

Today, the 6th U.S. Circuit court of Appeals ruled in favor of the Glendale, Ohio resident, represented by the Institute for Justice, who challenged a village ordinance that could have put him in jail for displaying a “for sale” sign while his car was parked on the street in front of his home. IJ attorney Jeff Rowes said in today's press release, “The court today restored sanity to the First Amendment, ruling that the whim of government bureaucrats is not enough to justify censorship.”

The IJ certainly is racking up a nice win column lately in the Ohio and U.S. courts - private property is safer from eminent domain abuse, speech is freer. What's next?