Hunter v. City of Cranston - A court case that The ACLU of Rhode Island is currently involved in.


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Hunter v. City of Cranston (2017)

Category: Due Process    Free Speech    

About This Case:
This is a federal lawsuit against the City of Cranston, challenging its selective enforcement of an ordinance that bars the placement of commercial advertisements on city property. The suit was filed on behalf of Stephen Hunter, an attorney who was threatened with fines if he did not take down signs advertising his business that he had posted at various intersections throughout the city – even though there were dozens of other advertising signs posted at the same locations which were left untouched and not cited.  In May 2019, the ACLU of RI successfully settled this suit.

Current Status:
Lawsuit successfully settled in May 2019.

ACLU Cooperating Attorney:
Richard A. Sinapi

Related Documents
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  • May 06, 2019 - ACLU Settles Suit over Selective Enforcement of Cranston Sign Ordinance
  • May 02, 2017 - ACLU Sues Over Selective Enforcement of Cranston Sign Ordinance