Signs, part II
Some anecdotal evidence in my neighborhood suggests that both Obama and McCain signs are being taken out of people's yards. I'll put aside the ethical implications and confine myself to the legal. Whoever does this can be held liable for civil trespass and conversion of personal property and possibly criminal trespass and theft. Probably small potatoes compared to ACORN allegations of voter fraud, but why expose yourself for a cheap campaign sign that will be replaced in a day anyway?
Some may think that it is a 1st Amendment, free speech violation, but the 1st Amendment only would apply if it was the government taking your signs.
–Bradley A. Coxe is a practicing attorney in Wilmington, NC who specializes in Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Contract and Real Estate disputes and all forms of Civil Litigation.