Louisiana man permitted to resume flying vulgar anti-Biden flags

A Louisiana island town will repeal a law that prevented a contractor from flying anti-Biden flags featuring an obscenity directed at the president following a federal court settlement filed Friday, according to The Associated Press.

The Tulane First Amendment law clinic filed a lawsuit against the town of Grand Isle, La., on behalf of Ross Brunet, who hails from Cut Off, La., but works on the island often. 

According to the suit, Brunet flew three flags on his truck, two of which featured crude language targeting the president and those who voted for him.

Grand Isle agreed to get rid of the ordinance barring nonpermanent signs with indecent language by October 20 as part of the settlement, according to NBC News.

Brunet faced seven citations for the flags, in 2021 and 2022, according to court papers obtained by NBC. As a result of the settlement, Brunet will get $40,000 in damages and attorneys’ fees. 

The Associated Press contributed reporting. 

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