By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog
It’s a win for the First Amendment, Save Jerseyans, regardless of how you feel about the presumptive Republican nominee.
Former Long Branch firefighter Joseph Hornick faced $2,000 in fines and 90 days in jail for allegedly violating a Long Branch, New Jersey municipal ordinance which limits the public display of political lawn signs within 30 days of an election.
He was ticketed back in March. The flag – tethered to a pole in front of the home – is an adaptation of Trump’s ‘Make American Great Again’ logo.
A municipal court judge dismissed the charges on Wednesday.
Such ordinances are common at the local level but, when challenged, often fail to hold up to constitutional scrutiny.