Milton Political Sign Battle Goes to Court

May 26, 2017

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The battle over political signs in Milton will be decided in the courts.

The American Civil Liberties Union said that the removal of four signs critical of the Trump administration from the property of 62-year old Penny Nickerson was unconstitutional.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that the city has responded saying that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that municipalities may impose the reasonable regulation of signs as necessary.

It adds that the regulations do not discriminate on the basis of political points of view.    

The signs included, ”Love Trumps Hate”, ”Stop the Hate”, ”Women’s Rights Equals Human Rights” and “No Wall No Ban”.

The ACLU lawsuit wants the court to declare the city action unconstitutional and to impose an injunction against the municipality.