Woman Sued By Town Over Anti-Biden Yard Signs Gets First Amendment Victory


A woman in New Jersey was facing a lawsuit from her town over her choice to display anti-Biden signs on her property, some containing profanity. Andrea Dick and her mother were facing fines and court battles after refusing to take down the signs until American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) decided to take the case. Now the town is dropping the case which ACLU celebrated as a First Amendment win.

Fox News reports:

Dick, and her mother, Patricia Dilascio, had faced fines of $250 per day for banners with slogans such as “F— Biden,” “Joe Biden S—s,” and “Socialism S—s, Biden B-—s,” the outlet reported.

In June, the property owner was issued a notice about a violation of a municipal ordinance in connection with the banners, and then a court summons a few days later after the banners were not removed, the report said.

Municipal Court Judge Gary Bundy had ruled that the banners violated the town’s ordinance against obscenity. His order to remove banners applied only to those with the F-word, NJ.com reported.

“The First Amendment exists specifically to make sure people can express strong opinions on political issues – or any other matter – without fear of punishment by the government,” Sinha told the outlet. “Today’s decision confirms that our position was correct: Roselle Park had no grounds to issue fines for a political sign and the town’s use of its obscenity ordinance infringed upon fundamental rights protected by the First Amendment. It was an uncomplicated case.”

Dick says she still plans to file a lawsuit against the town and for now the signs will remain on her mother’s property.



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Nelson Nolley
Nelson Nolley
1 month ago

The communist loving democrats are everywhere! AMERICA; WAKE UP AND REJECTS THE SOCIALIST COMMUNIST IDEOLOGY BEING SPEWED BY THE DEMONRATS! If you don’t; You’ll lose every last freedom you thought you had!

Elizabeth Estrada aka CHIAKIA

LISTEN UP….GOD Believes in FREEDO M of SPEECH as LONG as YOU Do NOT OFFEND HIM. OVERCOME EV IL By Doing GOOD. From SamuraiQueen. 😄😄😄

Falcon
Falcon
1 month ago

Good for them. It’s time everyone to stand up to this Liberal BS

Andrew Jaussi
Andrew Jaussi
1 month ago

no

James R Maxwell
James R Maxwell
1 month ago

sounds like many of the comments and signs I saw from the Dim-o-rat Socialist during
Presidents term before the election was stolen by a complicit legal system and roll
over Democrat Socialist plus some cowardly RINO’s also.

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
1 month ago

This proves the Constitution doesn’t discriminate against profanity. Someone, anyone please fill in the blanks for that last word “Biden B-—s” since I’ve assumed “bites” isn’t now deemed profane.

Bidencheats
1 month ago

And if it was a sign saying F trump it would have been no problem

vladimir
vladimir
1 month ago
Reply to  Bidencheats

But globalist puppet, hollyweirdos can carry and display a bloody head of Trump and suggest that globalist puppet, libby snow flake sheep murder Trump .

Sammy
Sammy
1 month ago

Not sure if the profanity was necessary.
But one thing for sure, if you want to win in court for all kinds of profanity, genitalia references, sex acts, sex toys, you name it….
just claim 1st Amendment rights!!!
You’ll win every time!!!!
lol

George Vargas
George Vargas
1 month ago

Big Tech… next.

Annie
1 month ago

So happy to hear free speech prevails! Thank God we have a Constitution that
protects free speech,

VALKYRIE
VALKYRIE
1 month ago

While I agree with their sentiment, a public display of verbal vulgarity isn’t necessary especially since children would be exposed to it and it sends the wrong message to them.

cashgirl
1 month ago
Reply to  VALKYRIE

You’re probably right, Valkyrie, and I personally don’t use that kind of vulgarity (although I do think them occasionally, given the liberals’ ugly politics 🙂 ) But whether we like it or not, this was really about the right to use it and I’m glad they won! I’m tired of liberals tying to shut us down. And guarantee had those been signs with Trump’s name rather than Biden’s, the locals would not had a word to say about it. Democrats are such hypocrites.

vladimir
vladimir
1 month ago
Reply to  VALKYRIE

Meanwhile the libby snow flakes with hurt feelings over her public display of verbal vulgarity are at home listening to rap . . . . .

alicia regina cervera
alicia regina cervera
1 month ago

BRAVO! GOOD for HER!

MillieK
MillieK
1 month ago

Vulgarity is certainly not necessary, but I must agree that according to the Constitution they have a right to say whatever they want. I just wish when people post their message, whether on a banner in their yard or on the internet that it would be decent language contained in the message.

mtman2
mtman2
1 month ago

The Democ·rats let their Marxist ANTIFA/BLM army burn down 475 American city’s starting early in 2020…I have anti Socialism pro America Trump sign with an America flag waving in the breeze then either bailed them out or just let’em walk having done $2·billion in damages with 25+dead and thousands of business owners bankrupted….where’s their outrage…lol…!
They’re all scum low life Commie sucking parasitic AntiAmrican treasonous liar’s…!

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