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Judge: Woman can flip finger in holiday lights

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Courtesy: The Advocate Courtesy: The Advocate

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge says a Denham Springs woman has the right to display holiday lights on her roof in the form of an extended middle finger. 

Sarah Childs sued the city, its mayor and police chief on Thursday, claiming she was threatened with arrest if she didn't take down the display. 

After the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana filed the suit on Childs' behalf, U.S. District Judge James Brady issued a temporary restraining order barring city officials from interfering with the display. 

Childs erected the lights last month as part of a continuing dispute with her neighbors. She says she has removed them twice after one police officer told her she could be fined and another threatened to arrest her.

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