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    Trump sues town over flag citation

    Trump sues town over flag citation

    Mogul seeks $10 million after his club is penalized for oversized Old Glory
    The Associated Press
    Updated: 11:04 p.m. ET Dec 23, 2006
    PALM BEACH, Fla. - Donald Trump is suing this oceanside town for $10 million after being cited for flying an oversized American flag over his Mar-a-Lago Club.

    Attorneys for the club filed a complaint Thursday, saying that flying the flag is a constitutionally protected expression of free speech ó and that the large flag is a proper match for the size of the real-estate mogulís patriotism.

    ďA smaller flag and pole on Mar-A-Lagoís property would be lost given its massive size, look silly instead of make a statement, and most importantly would fail to appropriately express the magnitude of Donald J. Trumpís and the Clubís membersí patriotism,Ē the lawsuit says.

    Town officials said Trump violated zoning codes when the lavish club hoisted a 15-by-25-foot flag atop an 80-foot pole on Oct. 3. The citation was for having a flagpole taller than 42 feet, for not obtaining a building permit and for not getting permission from the landmarks board.



    A phone message left at the mayor and town councilís office was not returned Saturday.

    In the lawsuit, Trumpís attorneys accuse the town of selectively enforcing its ordinances. Other locations in the town display flags that violate statutes, the lawsuit alleges.

    (What about all the car dealers?)

    All damages awarded to the club would be donated to veterans of the war in Iraq, the lawsuit said.

    (Hope he wins.)

    Trump had until Nov. 27 to apply for approvals or else he faced a Dec. 21 hearing that could have resulted in fines costing $250 per day. It was unclear Saturday whether that meeting took place.

    ďThe day you need a permit to put up the American flag, that will be a sad day for this country,Ē Trump said in October.




    ps: Personally I donít care that much for the Donald

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    If you don't like the law, work to get it changed.

    Patriotic? Suing the taxpayers to make himself look good - I don't see it. He and Rosie should both go sailing in a hurricane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BugEyedBeast View Post
    If you don't like the law, work to get it changed.

    Patriotic? Suing the taxpayers to make himself look good - I don't see it. He and Rosie should both go sailing in a hurricane.
    Agreed; but I still like the idea.

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    There's a difference between using litigation to restore a right that's been unconstitutionally eliminated, and using litigation to make up new rights or eliminate existing rights. I think it's a perfectly appropriate use of the legal system.
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    Donald Trump is a pompus jackass that loves the media attention he whores at every chance he can get.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Star Man View Post
    Donald Trump is a pompus jackass that loves the media attention he whores at every chance he can get.
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