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Neighbors Use 1st Amendment Right to Block Palin Effigy

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Neighbors of the home owner who has mixed Halloween decor and free speech together for Sarah Palin effigy in his West Hollywood front hard took their First Amendment right this afternoon by peacefully covering the display with sheets for a half hour.

"Chad Michael Morrisette, a professional window display designer who set up the life-size mannequin of Palin in front of his house, said the protesters were mostly concerned that the Palin display cast a bad light on the city's gay community. He said their demonstration lasted about an hour and a half," reported the LA Times. Morrisette told West Hollywood mayor Jeffrey Prang that the display will be down by 8:00 a.m. Saturday.