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Despite Federal Court Loss Tullytown Continues to Remove Political Signs
Like it or not our citizens continue to have 1st Amendment, as well as other, rights. Certain members of Tullytown Council just don't seem to understand that fact. Yet their "misunderstanding" (the politest term available) seems to only apply to certain individuals. A quick view of Levittown Parkway reveals a considerable showing of political signs, not so for signs that advertise this web site though, those signs are banned.
Former Councilman George Fox has once again raised the ire of Council-member May Kucher by placing a tullytownnews.com sign along Levittown Parkway. In fact, she so hates the site that she ordered or caused a Tullytown Streets Department worker to be called in (at a guaranteed 4-hours pay) a pittance compared to Tullytown Solicitor Mike Sellers defending her 2012 actions in which she PERSONALLY removed such signs. In that case Morrisville District Justice Michael Burns found that Kucher was not acting in her official duty and wrongly took Fox's signs. Burns also stated in open court that he did not find Kucher's testimony credible.
Kucher's handwritten note (shown at right) to Councilman Ed Czyzyk perhaps best sums up the real reason for removing the sign. Kucher is a thin-skinned politician that can't stand the accurate and truthful news reported about her. Making matters worse is the fact that actual documents supporting this sites criticism of her are here for all to see. She says, "All lies" while the facts say otherwise.
Less widely known is the fact that Fox took Tullytown Borough to federal court and that the Borough did not fare well. Our understanding is that the following exchange took place when Tullytown's and Fox's legal counsel came before the judge:
Judge (to Tullytown):"Did you review the website in question? [tullytownnews.com]"
Tullytown: "No your Honor."
Judge: "I strongly suggest you do, it is clearly a political [not commercial] web site." "I think you would be much better off settling the matter [with Fox's lawyer] rather than for me to make the settlement."
In short, the federal judge believed that Fox's signs for the tullytownnews.com web site could NOT be removed because the site was political with political views being presented and not commercial.
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Council member Kucher (L.) ******** Former Councilman Fox (R.)