The faculty at the university I'm enrolled at are going on strike. I want to show my support while going to my mandated classes by putting a protest poster board in my front windshield. Obviously I would only put said poster board up when the vehicle was parked. As long as I show my parking pass, does anyone see this being an issue? I've checked the schools parking website and read through the rules and regulations and don't see anything about this issue. Thank you in advance if anyone assists.
You're fine. As long as you're not obstructing your view while driving, you can put just about anything you want in your own car windows, and then park it anywhere you want.
As long as "protest" signs aren't against a policy at the school, it should be ok. Even if there was a policy against a protest sign - that might be a violation of the 1st Am. - It is a freedom of speech issue. However, carefully check your schools hand book. Carefully. I don't think they can regulate a bumpersticker, so I see this in a similar way. But it obviously can't have bad language on it or inappropriate pictures - you are in a school parking lot and thus how you express yourself may be restricted in the handbook. Now --- if this is during an election - and your car is too close to a polling place - there may be some legitimate restrictions. Often schools are used as polling places and under election laws, signs are restricted - they cannot be within a certain number of feet of the polling place or its entrance. I hope this helps ! If you would note an Avvo thumbs up that would be great :) Good luck !
This is not a legal opinion given the question that you posed. It is guidance based on common sense recommendations that you may choose to consider and some thoughts to help clarify the matters that you ask about. I am licensed only in the state of Texas. There are many other facts that exist or may arise that you did not express in your question in this forum that are/could be critical to providing an accurate response. Thus, the response I give is very general. I strongly suggest getting a private consultation with an attorney. That is likely to be in your best interest if you have a legal problem , question, concern, or need. Although AVVO describes this site as providing free legal advice, it is really a simple Q&A forum. The volunteer attorneys provide general answers. No specific legal advice is given here and no attorney-client relationship is established. For precise direction and legal advice, please consult in person with an attorney in your area. Be sure to bring all relevant paperwork with you. Best of luck !
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