David Kliss has filed a federal lawsuit against East Hanover Township claiming officials trampled his First Amendment rights by issuing him a zoning violation over signs he put up protesting a mandated sewer tie-in.
Kliss put up signs that read "$10,000 To Take A Crap." He says he covered the last word with paint after the township told him he violated a zoning rule.
The suit claims the rule doesn't adequately define vulgar. Attorney Aaron Martin tells The Philadelphia Inquirer that his brief cites a 1993 episode of Seinfeld in which "crap" is used four times in 15 seconds.
Township solicitor Scott Wyland declined comment, saying the matter is under review.