A St. Louis County man cited for displaying yard signs that promote Hillary Clinton, Jason Kander and Black Lives Matters is now fighting back in federal court — with the ACLU filing suit on his behalf.
The town of Bel-Nor (population 1,499) limits residents to one sign per address, as well as restricting where signs can be hung or displayed. Enforcing its ordinance is City Prosecutor Stephanie Karr, who gained local notoriety as Ferguson's city attorney/prosecutor before stepping down last May.Bel-Nor first cited Lawrence Willson — an action the municipality calls "an information" — for his trio of yard signs in September 2017. When his lawyer contacted city leaders and explained that its ordinances prohibiting more than one political sign were clearly unconstitutional, the city said it would be changing its laws.
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