Freedom of Speech Under Fire in Campbell, WI; Use It or Lose It

Rural Town of Campbell, Wisconsin, located on an island between the Mississippi and Black Rivers, is in the news after two La Crosse residents participating in “Overpasses for America” filed a lawsuit that claims a recently enacted ordinance promoted “viewpoint discrimination” and was unconstitutional.

Wisconsin Family Action president Julaine Appling responds, “Local municipalities can make their own ordinances, but they don’t have the freedom to enact policies that violate the US Constitution. What is happening in the Town of Cambell is a great example of what frequently happens when elected officials have knee-jerk reactions to specific situations.  We often get terrible, and sometimes even unconstitutional, policies.”

The Thomas More Law Center, co-counsel with LaCrosse, Wisconsin lawyer Bernardo Cueto, filed the federal lawsuit last week.

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