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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.    

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The Indian River School District says it is not dumping students as punishment into the George Washington Carver Academy.

The district is responding to an amended lawsuit by a group that promotes educational opportunities for minorities.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that the original suit was filed on behalf of five students who said their rights were being violated under the 14th amendment and the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

It has since added two more students to the suit.

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A lawsuit in Rehoboth Beach gives new meaning to the phrase, “Vote early and vote often.”

Resident Jackie Nichols has filed a federal lawsuit that says the ability of corporation owners to cast multiple votes in a referendum violates the Delaware and U.S. constitutions.

The multiple voting provision only applies to referenda not general municipal elections.

Wilmington News Journal reports that city staff also said that residents who own Rehoboth based businesses can also cast multiple votes.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - A federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit challenging Delaware's abandoned property collection system, raising questions about the constitutional validity of one of the state's largest revenue sources.

Wednesday's ruling involves a lawsuit filed last year by Temple-Inland Inc., a packaging company that is incorporated in Delaware but has operations in several states.

The company challenged Delaware's claim to almost $1.4 million in purported uncashed accounts payable and payroll checks.

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GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) - A Sussex County judge has ruled in favor of the Georgetown police department in a lawsuit filed by two former officers who said they were punished for exercising their free speech rights.

Former officers Shawn Brittingham and Christopher Story claimed they were subjected to retaliation after they and other off-duty officers met privately with a town council member in 2009 to discuss police department issues.