Manlius, New York, is a town of 32,370 residents near Syracuse. It has a town ordinance requiring permission before any resident can post a lawn sign involving political candidates or issues. On August 6, a resident filed a federal lawsuit to overturn the ordinance. He also challenged another rule that says even after permission is gained, political signs can only be displayed 30 days before the election and must be removed no later than seven days after the election.
The case is Rubin v Theobald, northern district, 13-cv-929.