Political lawn signs: Free speech or an eyesore? | News - Home: Calderon says despite the First Amendment right to freedom of speech, in almost all sign disputes, the HOA will prevail. While courts typically rule against local or state governments that restrict political signs, HOAs are private entities and can create their own rules.
"And the thing is that they're not discriminating on the grounds of what kind of speech it is," said Calderon. "You can restrict speech on time, manner and place."
And watch those flags and flagpoles, too.