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Michael Kleinman

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear Planet K case

The U.S. Supreme Court decided Monday to not hear a case brought by the owners of a Planet K store on Interstate-35. Planet K owners argued that a city ordinance prohibiting the exposure of junk vehicles violated the store's First Amendment rights, as the store had dressed up the car as a planter.

Thursday, May 8th, 2008

Federal judge reconsiders Planet K car case

A federal judge who threw out Planet K's suit against San Marcos in March recently decided to reconsider whether a junked car is an appropriate vehicle for an artistic statement.

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

When is a car not a car?

Though Federal Judge Sam Sparks recently ruled for San Marcos against Planet K in their junk vehicle case, he did not rule as to whether the car-turned-planter is a car or a planter. That remains a philosophical...