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ACLU Sues to Change Campaign Sign Law

ACLU Sues to Change Campaign Sign Law

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DRAPER, Utah (AP) -- The American Civil Liberties Union wants Draper to do away with its political sign ordinance.

The ordinance allows candidates in a primary election to put up campaign signs 30 days before the June 22nd primary. Those signs are allowed to stay up. But the ordinance prohibits anyone who didn't face a primary from putting up signs until 30 days before the general election.

The A-C-L-U filed a lawsuit yesterday attacking the ordinance of violating free speech and equal protection laws. The lawsuit is seeking a restraining order but the group also wants the city to voluntarily remove the law from the books and not enforce it.

Draper city officials have declined to comment on the lawsuit.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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