Dennis Ballen

Dennis owns Blazing Bagels, a bagel store based in Redmond, Wash.

  • July 22, 2003    |   Economic Liberty First Amendment

    Redmond, WA Free Speech

    Vindicating Free Speech: City of Redmond Sign Ordinance Punches Hole in Bagel Entrepreneur’s First Amendment Rights

    On September 15, 2006, the Institute for Justice Washington Chapter (IJ-WA) won an important free speech victory when the 9th Cir. U.S. Court of Appeals held that a City of Redmond, Wash., ordinance banning Blazing Bagels store owner Dennis Ballen’s signs was unconstitutional. The Court held that the ordinance, which banned certain kinds of portable…

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