Victory in Missouri

  • What was the recent court decision regarding the placement of signs on the homes of people forced to register in Missouri?
  • What are the implications of the TRO, and what happens next?
  • How might the ruling impact future legal proceedings?

Missouri’s “Halloween sign law,” which targets people forced to register, might be headed for the trash heap.

In a two-sentence decision issued on Monday, October 30, 2023, the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) issued by a federal district court the previous Friday. As a result, people forced to register in Missouri were not required to post a sign on the front door of their home on Halloween this year.

The court, citing the potential harm to people forced to register, granted the TRO.

A scheduled hearing on November 9 aims to discuss a possible Preliminary Injunction against the sign law.

This success fuels the challenge to similar requirements in other states, aiming to educate and influence courts by presenting factual data and legal arguments.

Read the full ACSOL post by clicking here.

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