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May 05

Third-Party Flags on Government Property: Government Speech or Public Forum? SCOTUS Weighs In

Posted to The Town Crier - Legislative Backgrounder on May 5, 2022 at 12:31 PM by Legislative Staff

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) in a unanimous decision ruled that the City of Boston violated the free speech rights of a citizen when the city refused a request to fly a Christian flag on a flagpole outside of City Hall.  

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Apr 22

SCOTUS Issues Decision in Case with Municipal Impact

Posted to The Town Crier - Legislative Backgrounder on April 22, 2022 at 10:58 AM by Legislative Staff

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has released its decision in City of Austin, Texas v. Reagan National Advertising of Austin, LLC, Et al.  This case examined the City of Austin’s sign ordinance, which regulates “off-premises” signs (those that advertise a business located elsewhere) more strictly than “on-premises” signs. Two outdoor advertising companies challenged Austin’s ordinance after one company’s attempt to convert its print billboards to digital displays was denied by the city. The advertisers claimed the distinction in the ordinance is “content-based” and in violation of the First Amendment.

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