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ACLU's suit over Super Bowl "clean zone" settled

3 years 7 months 3 weeks ago January 28, 2013 Jan 28, 2013 Monday, January 28 2013 January 28, 2013 1:02 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS - The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana and the city of New Orleans have agreed to a settlement resolving the group's lawsuit over the city's plans to enforce a "clean zone" where the use of banners, signs and flags would be restricted during Super Bowl week.

The agreement filed Monday would allow the city to enforce some limits on commercial activity in the French Quarter and surrounding neighborhoods. The filing says the city can prohibit "off-site and mobile advertising," such as signs attached to a vehicle or worn by a person.

But ALCU of Louisiana executive director Marjorie Esman said the city has agreed not to restrict other forms of commercial or non-commercial speech in the "clean zone."

The agreement must be approved by a federal judge.

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