ACLU calls Eugene sign ordinance unconstitutional

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EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union has come to the aid of Eugene business owners who put up signs opposing a proposed Lane Transit District bus rapid transit project.

The city threatened several businesses with $100-a-day-fines because the city says their protest signs violate the sign ordinance.

The ACLU says the ordinance violates First Amendment free speech rights.

The Register Guard reports (http://bit.ly/ndLea2 ) the ACLU says the ordinance is unconstitutional because it discriminates based on a sign’s content.

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Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com