Description: Lawsuit challenging a Colorado town's sign code as an unconstitutional content-based restriction on free speech.
Jensen v. Town of Fraser
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 07/25/2019 Complaint Download Complaint filed. Colorado Plaintiffs Challenged Constitutionality of Local Sign Law That Prevented Posting of Their Call for Action on Global Warming. Two individuals sued a Colorado town claiming that its sign code was an unconstitutional content-based restriction that violated their free speech rights and was unconstitutionally vague. The complaint alleged that one of the plaintiffs, a resident of the town, wished to display three pieces of political art designed by the other plaintiff in his front yard to protest President Trump and call for action on global warming. The plaintiffs alleged that they had not posted the artworks due to the town’s threat of enforcement. They asserted that the sign code violated the U.S. Constitution and Colorado Constitution both facially and as applied.