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EmpMarine

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I am an owner of a Cigarette Store that is right across from a highschool. I have been recieving recent complaints about a billboard that I put on top of my store that advertise a cigarette company(Camel to be exact). The Principle and the Superintendent and saying to me that it is offensive and I need to take it down. Now my question to you guys is that, Doesn't my first amendment right give me the right of freedom of expression meaning I can keep the billboard up? 2nd How is the advertisement of the Camel cigarette company offensive, how is it not? 3rd if there is no ordinance in the town I can keep it up no matter what right? Any help would be great.

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Korimyr the Rat

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High school Principal and the Superintendent have no legal authority to tell you to take it down. Unless there's a city ordinance you're unaware of, they haven't a leg to stand on.

You're on firm legal ground.

The question I think you should ask yourself is, whether or not you think it's right to advertise a product you can only legally sell to adults right across the street from a high school. I know you can't help where your store is located-- but I can see why they'd be complaining.
 
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