FoxNews.com Atlanta: Judge sides with homeowner, rules federal flag law trumps HOA rules
The homeowners association, which claimed the flagpole was an "obstruction," reportedly sued Tripodo for $25 each day the flag flew in his front yard -- a charge that totaled $32,000. A Cherokee County judge, however, dismissed the lawsuit this week, freeing Tripodo from having to pay any fines.
"I wish I didn't have to go through all this aggravation, but I was going to defend this flag all the way," Tripodo said. Tripodo said he believed the 2006 Freedom to Display the American Flag Act superseded any subdivision rules that prohibited the flagpole.