LA Billboard Owner Asks High Court To Hear Free Speech Suit

Law360, New York (March 4, 2013, 2:45 PM EST) -- The owner of a Los Angeles building has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the Ninth Circuit ruling that the city's billboard regulations passed muster under the First Amendment, reprising the argument that ads for protected expressive works are themselves shielded from the rules.

In a petition for writ of certiorari filed Feb. 25, Fort Self Storage Inc. said the appeals court used an inapplicable standard and erred when it ruled that the company's planned billboard for entertainment news program “E! News” was commercial speech...
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