Oberholzer v. Galapo

The Pennsylvania Superior Court vacated the trial court’s grant of a permanent injunction in this case of a neighborly squabble. Appellants erected 23 signs on their property that included mostly anti-hate and anti-racist statements. The signs faced towards and in the line of sight of the backyard of Appellees’ property. Appellees filed a complaint, and the the trial court granted injunctive relief, ordering Appellants to position their signs in such a way so that they did not face Appellees’ property. Appellants appealed, and in a dense 54-page opinion, the Superior Court vacated the permanent injunction. The Court ruled that “the trial court did not apply the heightened scrutiny standard in enjoining Appellants’ targeted speech of Appellees.”

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