Constitutional Law Keyed to Feldman
Members of City Council v. Taxpayers for Vincent
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A Los Angeles law prohibited the posting of signs on public property. Despite this law, Appellees, supporters of a local candidate, posted signs on public property. Acting under the law, city employees removed the signs. This case is a challenge to the constitutionality of the law. The trial court dismissed the case, but the Court of Appeals reversed.
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