ACLU defends West Long Branch man ticketed for Donald Trump flags

The ACLU will defend a West Long Branch

The ACLU will defend a West Long Branch man ticketed for flying Donald Trump flags. (Credit: News 12 New Jersey)

WEST LONG BRANCH - New Jersey's American Civil Liberties Union is joining the defense team for a man facing a fine for flying flags supporting Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Joseph Hornick was ticketed for violating a West Long Branch ordinance that restricts the display of political signs until 30 days before an election. The town considers the "Trump-Make America Great Again" flags equivalent to a political sign.

Hornick told News 12 New Jersey that the flag was being flown in honor of his late mother, who was a fan of Donald Trump

ACLU chapter deputy legal director Jeanne LoCicero says that people have the right to express their political beliefs every day, whether it's a lawn sign or a flag. The chapter plans to defend Hornick in court along with Eric Sherman with the New York-based firm Pryor Cashman.

Violators of the ordinance face a minimum fine of $100.

New Jersey's primary is June 7.

The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report

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