Courts in the Ninth Circuit Decline to Extend Reed v. Town of Gilbert to Commercial Speech
October 23, 2015 by Robert Sepler
After the U.S. Supreme Court released its decision in Reed v. Town of Gilbert
four months ago striking down that Arizona town’s sign code as being unconstitutionally content-based, some commentators, including one from The New York Times
, were quick to raise the alarm that the decision would have consequences far beyond local sign codes. Although the decision has undoubtedly created uncertainty, it has not yet led to any such consequences so far in the Ninth Circuit, the federal circuit that includes Washington State.
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