(Here is the latest edition of the Institute for Justice’s weekly Short Circuit newsletter, written by John Ross.)

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When Scott Fisher put a nine-foot inflatable Mario (of the classic Nintendo game) outside his video game store last summer, customers loved it and foot traffic increased substantially. But Orange Park, Fla., officials threatened $100/day fines because the city’s sign code prohibits portable signs with a commercial message. An inflatable Santa Claus? Legal. Mario or Luigi? Strictly verboten. Last week, Scott sued the city, arguing the ban is an unconstitutional restriction on his free-speech rights. Click here to learn more.