Myers v. Borough of Penbrook

Woman told she can't display "You're in Steelers Country" banner on her front porch other than on game days

Attorneys/Firms: Valerie Burch & Witold Walczak (ACLU-PA)

Penbrook Borough resident Alissa Myers contacted the ACLU of Pennsylvania after the borough told her she had to to apply for a zoning permit in order to display a sign on her front porch that says "You're in Steelers Country" at any time other than "game days" or face citations under the Penbrook Zoning Code.

The ACLU sent the borough a letter on Dec. 9, 2009, stating its belief that the borough's threatened action to curtail Ms. Myers' expression, on her own private property, violates the free speech clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.

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