Department of Transportation said Sept. 18 it would comply with
a judge's order to stop tearing down certain highway banners.
The agency was sued because anti-war signs were removed while
American flags remained.
said last week it would leave up all banners that do not pose
a safety hazard. In January, U.S. District Court Judge Ronald
Whyte said the agency could not exempt U.S. flags.
said it would comply with the judge's order while it appeals.
The appeal is scheduled to be heard in October.
advocates Amy Courtney and Cassandra Brown of Santa Cruz sued
Caltrans last year. They claimed their anti-war banners were taken
down because of their content, while the American flag was allowed