NAACP Sues Philly, Clear Channel Over Rejected Airport Ad

Law360, Los Angeles (October 19, 2011, 9:34 PM EDT) -- The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People sued the city of Philadelphia and Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings Inc. on Wednesday, claiming they violated its free speech rights by refusing to post an advertisement about America's high prison rates at Philadelphia International Airport.

“The advertisement at issue discusses the high level and cost of incarceration in America’s prisons, a subject of immense national and local interest,” the complaint said. “There is no legitimate justification for the defendants’ refusal to accept this advertisement.”

Wednesday’s suit raises...
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