This morning Dr. John Sutherlin joined KPEL "Mornings With Ken & Bernie" as co-host while Ken Romero is out on vacation.  Sutherlin spoke about a story from Fox News where a Louisiana couple is being sued by their association over a sign supporting their son.

Dr. Sutherlin, a political science proffessor for U-L Monroe, shared with Bernadette Lee his view on associations for neighborhoods.  Sutherlin says he understanding the reasoning behind associations, but he really questions whether most associations follow all local, state and federal laws.

Sutherlin also wonders how the assoication in the Fox story plans to circumvent federal law that allows protection, via the First Amendment, of free speech.

Sutherlin spoke about these issues along with other observations about owners' assocations: