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Court Sides With Neighbors Against Giant U.S. Flag

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Court Sides With Neighbors Against Giant U.S. Flag

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Court Sides With Neighbors Against Giant U.S. Flag

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A court has ruled against a Las Vegas car dealer that flew a huge American flag. Neighbors complained that the flapping of the 30-by-60-foot flag distracted them. The state Supreme Court agreed with city officials who said the flag was more a gimmick than a patriotic symbol.

STEVE INSKEEP, host:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. A court has ruled against the American flag. A Las Vegas car dealer flew a huge flag - 30 by 60 feet - which dismayed Vegas officials who rarely encounter big, gaudy displays without casinos attached. The guy was just selling cars. And the State Supreme Court agrees with city officials who say the flag was more a gimmick than a patriotic symbol. Neighbors complained it was so huge they were distracted by the sound of flapping.

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