Local Roadsign Regulations Hit US Supreme Court Docket

This week, the United States Supreme Court heard arguments in a case arising from local regulation of roadside signs, raising complicated first amendment issues.

National Public Radio’s Morning Edition carried coverage of the case as arguments were pending Monday:

Reed’s lawyer, David Cortman of the Alliance Defending Freedom, will tell the Supreme Court on Monday that the town of Gilbert [Arizona], by dividing regulations for noncommercial signs into categories — political, ideological and directional event signs — is regulating speech based on its content. And that, Cortman says, is prohibited by the Constitution.

Read and listen to the NPR coverage online.

For more detail on the case itself, see the SCOTUSblog website with its detailed coverage.

Michael Sanderson

Executive Director Maryland Association of Counties