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Jun 12 2018

United States Supreme Court on Reed Challenge

On May 29, 2018 the United States Supreme Court decided not to take a case involving a Reed v. Gilbert challenge to San Francisco’s restrictions permitting on-premise advertising but prohibiting off-premise advertising. The Court’s declining to take the case leaves intact the decisions of the United States District Court and the 9th United States Circuit Court of Appeals upholding the restrictions based upon the application of “intermediate scrutiny” rather than “strict scrutiny” to be used for sign code restrictions that are deemed to be content-based. 

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