Clearwater Bait Shop Wins Round One

Posting the First Amendment is a code violation in some parts of this here wang.

Posting the First Amendment is a code violation in some parts of this here wang.

A Clearwater, Flori-duh bait shop has won its first round in a First Amendment fight over a mural on its wall.

U.S. District Judge James D. Whittemore issued an injunction forbidding Clearwater from levying any more fines on the Complete Angler for its mural while the case is in litigation. The city also can’t fine the shop at 705 N Fort Harrison Ave. for covering its mural with a banner displaying the First Amendment.

The tackle shop’s owners, Herb and Lori Quintero, say a mural of game fish on an outside wall of their store is art. The city says it’s an unauthorized sign and a code violation. (source)

One Response to Clearwater Bait Shop Wins Round One

  1. Tanner Andrews says:

    It’s hard to be in Clearwater. You cannot have art, and you cannot cover up the art with the First Amendment writ large. Maybe they could post a large copy of the relevant section of the Clearwater code of ordinances, to hide the First Amendment, which covers the art?

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