Clear Channel, SF Mayor Beat Suit Over Nixed Billboards

By Mike LaSusa (May 27, 2020, 7:06 PM EDT) -- Clear Channel Outdoor LLC and San Francisco Mayor London Breed have won the dismissal of a suit filed by Breed's opponent in last year's mayoral race, who had claimed Clear Channel and Breed violated her First Amendment rights by censoring her campaign billboards.

Ellen Lee Zhou and the conservative group that backed her candidacy, the Asian American Freedom Political Action Committee, can't continue their suit against Clear Channel, OutFront Media Inc., and Breed, U.S. District Judge William H. Orrick ruled on Tuesday.

Judge Orrick said Zhou and AAFPAC had not adequately shown that Breed engaged in "state action" that resulted in...

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