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norepubsin08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-08-09 09:40 PM
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11. Check Collier-vs-City ofTacoma
In 1990 I ran for US Congress from the left against an entrenched opponent...my cheapest means to getting name familiarity was through the use of yard signs. We put them in spite of a city of Tacoma ordinance that only allowed signs up for 60 days before and 30 days after an election on private property. The city came to people told them to get their signs off the lawn and out of the windows or face criminal legal penalties. We took the city to the Washington State Supreme Court and got the sign laws overturned in the State of Washington. It is one of the text cases dealing with election sign law. We won on the fact that political speech is protected above all other forms of speech. Realtors were allowed to keep their signs up on houses all year long. Either they had to take the signs down or we needed to be allowed to keep our up. If you want more information please contact me..it was my case...my email is pgtsndr@yahoo.com Peace Mike Collier
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  -Cops tell resident to ditch (No on 8) sign Newsjock  Jan-08-09 08:26 PM   #0 
  - We have rules in our California town too  Ichingcarpenter   Jan-08-09 08:32 PM   #1 
  - Agree...  awoke_in_2003   Jan-08-09 09:38 PM   #10 
     - I complained to my board on a pro-8 yardsign still up 4 weeks after  Ichingcarpenter   Jan-08-09 09:41 PM   #12 
  - I'm going to put any damn sign I want in my yard and will sue anybody  Lint Head   Jan-08-09 08:33 PM   #2 
  - Exactly  Newsjock   Jan-08-09 08:34 PM   #3 
  - I won a case like that against the City of Tacoma  norepubsin08   Jan-08-09 09:53 PM   #18 
     - Thank you, Mike!  RufusTFirefly   Jan-09-09 09:16 AM   #28 
     - Nicely done!  mainegreen   Jan-11-09 06:23 PM   #31 
  - My complex manager told me to take mine down.  LeftyMom   Jan-08-09 08:36 PM   #4 
  - My resident property manager gave to Yes on 8  Newsjock   Jan-08-09 08:46 PM   #6 
  - If Teresa Ryals wanted to be extreme about it, she could paint it on her house.  ZombieHorde   Jan-08-09 08:38 PM   #5 
  - Or post it inside in a window  LiberalFighter   Jan-08-09 08:47 PM   #8 
     - Your idea is definitely less expensive than mine.  ZombieHorde   Jan-08-09 08:49 PM   #9 
        - That is what some of supporters during 2008 and 2007 did when they belong to Associations.  LiberalFighter   Jan-09-09 08:20 AM   #25 
  - I don't understand why towns/cities even have laws  The Brethren   Jan-08-09 08:46 PM   #7 
  - Research Collier-vs-Tacoma  norepubsin08   Jan-08-09 09:57 PM   #19 
  - The laws exist for public spaces  Nevernose   Jan-08-09 10:05 PM   #20 
  - Check Collier-vs-City ofTacoma  norepubsin08   Jan-08-09 09:40 PM   #11 
  - the homeowner should just put up a more general sign  BuddhaGirl   Jan-08-09 09:44 PM   #13 
  - Doesn't matter  norepubsin08   Jan-08-09 09:49 PM   #16 
  - If it's their yard  BecauseBushSaysSo   Jan-08-09 09:44 PM   #14 
  - So, how about a lawn ornament with a "No on 8" sticker on it?  Hepburn   Jan-09-09 09:05 AM   #26 
  - Unconstitutional  buckrogers1965   Jan-08-09 09:44 PM   #15 
  - I won a case like that  norepubsin08   Jan-08-09 09:51 PM   #17 
  - It's can mean it IS or it WAS  Nevernose   Jan-08-09 10:07 PM   #21 
  - No Problamo  AlbertCat   Jan-08-09 10:23 PM   #22 
  - If only someone had challenged a law like this  Hardhead   Jan-08-09 11:18 PM   #23 
  - I did check Collier-vs-Tacoma WA Supreme Court 1993  norepubsin08   Jan-09-09 01:08 AM   #24 
  - there are still fucking Yes on 8 signs all over the fucking polls in Fullerton  mikelgb   Jan-09-09 09:12 AM   #27 
  - Supreme Court Case  jschwarz   Jan-11-09 02:27 PM   #29 
  - Mine is still hanging in my window  Taverner   Jan-11-09 02:37 PM   #30 
 

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