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December 2012
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  • Ninth Circuit Addresses the Limits of Free Speech and the Legitimate Use of Sign Ordinances to Regulate Billboards in the City of Los Angeles

    Charles v. City of Los Angeles, ___F.3d___

    As the record-setting level of spending on advertising in the latest election demonstrated, the line between commerce and the First Amendment does not always stand out in sharp relief. Many local jurisdictions have sign ordinances that impose restrictions on speech based on the difference between speech that is “commercial” and speech that is “noncommercial” in nature.


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    Topics) United States Constitution) 1st Amendment
    California) Los Angeles
    9th Circuit Court of Appeals
    Charles v. City of Los Angeles

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