Philly Can't Duck NAACP's Airport Ad Placement Suit

Law360, New York (May 22, 2013, 1:22 PM ET) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge on Monday declined to dismiss a suit filed by the NAACP claiming the city of Philadelphia violated its free speech rights by refusing to let it place an advertisement at Philadelphia International Airport on high prison rates.

U.S. District Judge Cynthia Rufe denied Philadelphia’s motion to dismiss the NAACP’s suit, saying it is too early to determine whether the airport advertising space at issue is a designated public forum and whether the city’s rejection of the NAACP’s advertisement — which was part of...
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