Veteran sues after town officials target him for political speech

A small, veteran-owned farm in the Town of Eaglewon an early court victoryin its legal challenge against fines and fees that were issued after the owners criticized local officials. In December 2020, Erica and Zach Mallory, owners of Mallory Meadows, teamed up with the Institute for Justice (IJ) to protect their home and business after town officials threatened them with more than $20,000 in fines and fees as punishment for the Mallorys’ speech.

“We’re thrilled that the federal court granted our request for a preliminary injunction, protecting Erica and Zach from continued harassment by the town while they seek to vindicate their constitutional rights,” said IJ Attorney Kirby West. “We’ll continue to fight alongside Erica and Zach as this lawsuit moves forward.”

The Town of Eagle in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, looks like many other places in the Badger State, with its rural homes and small farms. But, as…

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