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From The 1st Billboards To '3 Billboards': A Legal Evolution

Law360 (June 13, 2018, 1:05 PM EDT) -- During movie awards season this year, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" shed light on the controversies surrounding billboard messages and placement. Aside from captivating audiences with its moving storyline and social commentary, the film also highlights the power of a communication medium that some believe has been unduly muzzled over time.

As courts observe a greater traffic of cases involving billboard speech and other billboard-related challenges, the evolution of this 14-by-48-foot phenomenon merits a discussion.

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