Milford protest sign case heads to high court

<p>The Connecticut Supreme Court is set to hear arguments on whether a homeowner had the right to put up signs on her property criticizing a home contractor.</p>

News 12 Staff

Nov 6, 2017, 11:44 AM

Updated 2,387 days ago

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The Connecticut Supreme Court is set to hear arguments on whether a homeowner had the right to put up signs on her property criticizing a home contractor.
Justices have scheduled a hearing Tuesday in the case of Milford resident Eileen Arisian.
In the fall of 2010, Arisian erected signs saying she didn't recommend the contractor and that the contractor was facing lawsuits.
According to the city's zoning enforcement officer, the signs violated local regulations and ordered Arisian to take them down.
When Arisian didn't comply, the enforcement officer sued.
A lower court ruled last year while the city had authority to regulate advertising signs, Arisian's were not advertising signs. The city is appealing that ruling.
Arisian also says the signs are protected by free speech rights.
AP wire services helped contribute to this report.


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