Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Indianapolis mayor wins war on speech, gets to tear down billboards.
Indy major black bart peterson likes tearing things down and blowing things up.
After blowing up market square arena and a couple of hotels and hundreds of houses, now he'd going after bilboards. The war on billboards is part of a broader war on speech, that has included banning newspaper kiosks, certain murals, and violent videogames.
Indy has a long history of speech supression efforts, e.g. Hudnut v Booksellers.
I hope to update this story with a link to the opinion - I don't know whether the billboard owners cited the state constitution's free speech provisions. (no - article.)

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