Arizona church gets Supreme Court hearing on restrictive ad sign ordinance

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear an appeal by a church that claims a Gilbert, Arizona  sign ordinance violated its free speech rights. The church claimed a local law discriminated on the basis of content by restricting the size of its ads and relegating them to less prominent sites. (MSN News, July 1, 2014, by Reuters reporter Lawrence Hurley)

Governments are rarely allowed to restrict speech on the basis of content but there are some grounds for restrictions. The Supreme Court took on the case Reed v. Town of Gilbert  with the promise that they will clarify the line between forbidden content-based and allowable content-neutral restrictions,. (The Volokh Conspiracy, July 7, 2014, by Eugene Volokh)