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A local farmer and his supporters celebrated in court Thursday after a judge ruled a Gaines Township sign ordinance unconstitutional.

The Township had cited Vern Verduin for political signs he posted on the side of two semi-trucks in his pasture along M-6. One sign reads “Marxism/Socialism = Poverty & hunger.” The other reads “Obama’s ‘mission accomplished.’ 8% unemployment. 16 trillion debt.”

The Township zoning ordinance limits political signs to 20 square feet and Verduin’s are much larger. The Township does allow significantly larger commercial signs.